Acer elegantulum d.w. (Elegant Maple) is a species of maple tree. While it might not be as widely known as other Acer species, it is recognized for its unique characteristics.
Appearance: Acer elegantulum is a deciduous tree that typically reaches a height of 8 to 12 meters (26 to 39 feet). It has an upright, spreading habit with a rounded crown. The tree's bark is smooth and grayish-brown.
Leaves: The leaves of Acer elegantulum are palmately lobed and resemble the typical maple leaf shape. They are typically medium green in color and have serrated edges. The foliage often exhibits vibrant autumn colors, including shades of yellow, orange, and red.
Flowers: The tree produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are usually green or yellow in color. The flowers are borne in clusters and appear in spring.
Fruits: Following pollination, Acer elegantulum develops winged samaras or "helicopter seeds." These samaras consist of a seed with a papery wing that allows them to be dispersed by the wind.
Habitat: The Rare Elegant Chinese Maple is native to China and is known to grow in mountainous regions, particularly in forests or woodland areas.
Rarity: As the name suggests, Acer elegantulum is considered a rare species, with limited populations and occurrences. Its rarity contributes to its appeal among collectors and enthusiasts of unique and uncommon trees.
Botanical Name : Acer elegantulum d.w.
Common Name : Elegant Maple
Height : 20-40 ft
Spread : 20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30-60 days cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 5-8
Other info : D.W. (Dewinged)
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 1,250