Acer monspessulanum
Common name: 
Montpellier Maple
Pronunciation: 
A-ser mon-spes-ew-LAH-num
Family: 
Aceraceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous tree, compact, to 20-30 ft (6-10 m) high, dense branching, rounded crown.   Leaves opposite, simple, blade 3-lobed, 3-6 cm long, base cordate, margin entire; petiole 3-5 cm long; may have red-orange fall color.  Flowers yellow-green on long (4 cm) stalks (peduncles), appear before leaves.   Fruit 1.5 cm long, sometimes reddish, wings hang down parallel or are crossed.
  • Sun to part shade, tolerates heat.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5    Native to Mediterranean area and southern and central Europe.
  • Resembles Acer campestre, Hedge Maple, but its leaves always have three lobes, its fruit hang parallel, and its petiole does not yield a milky sap when cut.
  • monspessulanum: from Montpellier, France.
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