Acer sempervirens
Common name: 
Cretan Maple
Pronunciation: 
A-ser sem-per-VI-renz
Family: 
Aceraceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous or partly evergreen tree/shrub, to 20 ft [6 m] high, usually smaller.  Leaves opposite, simple, variable, unlobed or 3 lobed, 1-4 cm long and 1-2 cm wide, bright green, glabrous, margin entire or shallowly undulated, sometimes with a few small teeth.  Flowers light yellow, in upright clusters (corymbs) about 2 cm long.  Fruit (samara) 1.5 cm long, glabrous, parallel or sometime at angle of 60°.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6   Native to the eastern part of the Mediterranean area (i.e., Lebanon, western Turkey, Greece).
  • sempervirens: evergreen.
  • Portland, Oregon: Hoyt Arboretum.
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  • plant habit, spring and summer

    plant habit, spring and summer

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    plant habit, summer

  • leaves, spring

    leaves, spring

  • leafy shoot, summer

    leafy shoot, summer

  • leaves

    leaves

  • defoliated branch, winter

    defoliated branch, winter