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Evergreen Maple

Acer paxii

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Evergreen Maple (Acer paxii) at Millcreek Gardens

Evergreen Maple

Evergreen Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Evergreen Maple (Acer paxii) at Millcreek Gardens

Evergreen Maple foliage

Evergreen Maple foliage

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Evergreen Maple (Acer paxii) at Millcreek Gardens

Evergreen Maple fruit

Evergreen Maple fruit

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Height:  40 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8a

Other Names:  Acer oblongum biauritum

Description:

An evergreen variety with large, lobed, shiny leaves; makes a fine shade tree in warm climate locations

Ornamental Features

Evergreen Maple features showy racemes of fragrant yellow flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has bluish-green foliage. The large lobed leaves remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Evergreen Maple is a dense evergreen tree with a more or less rounded form. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Evergreen Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Evergreen Maple will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Screening 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features