Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum
Common name: 
Bosnian Maple
Pronunciation: 
AY-ser oh-PAH-lus ob-tu-SAH-tum
Family: 
Sapindaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf, deciduous medium-sized tree or dense shrub, to about 30-40 ft (10-13 m) tall with a broad, rounded crown; trunk, brown-green.  Leaves opposite, simple, 10-12 cm wide, dark green and smooth above, lower surface gray-green, pubescent 5-lobed, lobes short, very rounded and blunt, irregularly toothed; petiole yellow.  Flowers yellow, numerous, in short, hanging clusters (umbles).  Fruit (samaras) small, 2.5-3 cm long, nutlets round and green (often parthenocarpic), wings brown, held at right angles.
  • Sun to part shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5             Native to Hungary, the Balkans, southern Italy, and Morocco.
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