KOREAN MAPLE - ACER PSEUDOSIEBOLDIANUM

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Common Name: Korean Maple, purebloom maple

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Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Acer
Species: pseudosieboldianum

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 15 to 25 ft

Description: Korean maple is native to Korea and China, usually found in forested areas. It is a small tree or tall shrub with a wide crown of dark green deciduous leaves. In the spring, you will see purple flowers bloom followed by winged samaras, the trademark of maples. In the fall, this tree boasts beautiful rich colors of orange, red, and yellow. It prefers full sun, but will tolerate partial shade in most cases. 

The name "pseudosieboldianum" is in reference to the species "Acer sieboldianium", or rather the idea that the Korean maple may be seen as a "false Siebold's maple". 

In colder climates, Korean maple may serve as a substitute for the popular Japanese maple (Acer palmatum). Korean maple has similar decorative qualities as Japanese maple, but but boasts a higher degree of hardiness. 
 

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References:
"Acer pseudosieboldianum". Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.as.... Accessed 19 May 2018. 

"Korean maple". Bailey Nurseries. http://www.baileynurseries.com/korean-maple​. Accessed 19 May 2018.