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Acer truncatum - Bunge.

Common Name Shantung Maple, Purpleblow Maple
Family Aceraceae
USDA hardiness 3-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Deciduous oak forests at elevations of 400 - 1000 metres in China[266].
Range E. Asia - N. China, Korea, Manchuria.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Acer truncatum Shantung Maple, Purpleblow Maple


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Acer truncatum Shantung Maple, Purpleblow Maple

 

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Summary

Bloom Color: Green, Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Rounded, Vase.


Physical Characteristics

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Acer truncatum is a deciduous Tree growing to 8 m (26ft 3in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Secondary; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed - roasted[105, 177]. Rather small and fiddly to utilize[K].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Companion;  Preservative.

The leaves are packed around apples, rootcrops etc to help preserve them[18, 20].

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Container, Standard, Specimen, Street tree. Of easy cultivation, it prefers a good moist well-drained soil[11] and a sunny position but tolerates some shade[11, 200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Chlorosis can sometimes develop as a result of iron deficiency when the plants are grown in alkaline soils, but in general maples are not fussy as to soil pH. Plants produce prodigious root growth but little top growth in first year from seed[133]. This species is closely related to A. mono[11]. Most maples are bad companion plants, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants[18, 20]. Special Features:Not North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame, it usually germinates in the following spring. The seed of this species has hypogeal germination, that is the true seed leaves remain below the soil and the first leaves to appear above soil level are true leaves. Pre-soak stored seed for 24 hours and then stratify for 2 - 4 months at 1 - 8°c. It can be slow to germinate. The seed can be harvested 'green' (when it has fully developed but before it has dried and produced any germination inhibitors) and sown immediately. It should germinate in late winter. If the seed is harvested too soon it will produce very weak plants or no plants at all[80, 113]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until they are 20cm or more tall before planting them out in their permanent positions. Layering, which takes about 12 months, is successful with most species in this genus. Cuttings of young shoots in June or July. The cuttings should have 2 - 3 pairs of leaves, plus one pair of buds at the base. Remove a very thin slice of bark at the base of the cutting, rooting is improved if a rooting hormone is used. The rooted cuttings must show new growth during the summer before being potted up otherwise they are unlikely to survive the winter.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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