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Scientific Name: Acer pensylvanicum
Pronunciation: AY-sur pen-sill-VAY-nih-kum
Common Name: moosewood maple
Family Name: Sapindaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves 3 forward-pointing lobes; florets yellow, about 1 cm wide, imperfect; Winter ID: buds opposite, oval, red; bark striped green/black.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:5 - 7m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Street (boulevard tree), Tall background, Wildlife food, Wind break, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google
moosewood maple
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Deltoid, Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Double serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:n/a
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Green-yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May
Additional Info: Plants monoecoius or dioecious

Fruit Type: Samara
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Showy

Bark Morphology: Showy, Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: White, Green, Red
Additional Info:Green and white stripped bark
Leaf Bud Type: Valvate, Scaled in two ranks, Stalked
Leaf Scar Shape:Crescent shaped

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
(PDE) PonD East : planted 2007
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