Acer crataegifolium
Common name: 
Hawthorn Maple
A-ser kra-tieg-i-FO-lee-um
Sapindaceae, Aceraceae
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous tree, to about 30 ft (10 m) tall.  Leaves simple, opposite, oblong-ovate, 5-8 cm long, 2 or 4 short lobes near base, truncate to subcordate at base, margin irregularly serrate, apex acuminate, blue-green above, paler below, pubescence on lower vein axils when young; petiole 1.5-2 cm long.  Flowers yellowish white, 5-8 per erect cluster (raceme) 3-5 cm long.  Fruit glabrous, on stalks of about 6 mm long, wings spreading nearly horizontal, 2-2.5 cm long.
  • Part shade, moist soil.  Reportedly not easy to cultivate (van Gelderen and van Gelderen, 1999).
  • 'Veitchii' is a variegated cultivar.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6     Native to moist regions of central and southern Japan.
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  • Acer crataegifolium

    Acer crataegifolium