Acer carpinifolium

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  1. mendocinomaples

    mendocinomaples Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    This maple has very unusual leaves that look like a hornbeam. Hence the name "Hornbeam Maple". Small tree with rich green leaves that turn to yellow in the fall.
     

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    Andre Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Japanese maple. Seeds are often empty.

    More infos here or here
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    UBC Lam Asian Garden has a handsome specimen.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Probably reflects limited availability of suitable pollen in cultivation, rather than a characteristic of the species.
     
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    mendocinomaples Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Carpinifolium is dioecious, Which means the sexes are seperate. A male plant must be nearby to pollinate a female plant. If the seeds (from a female flower) do not firm up (they are "empty") and become viable it is because the flowers were not pollinated.

    To help faciltate pollination, a male branch can be grafted onto a female plant to help produce viable seeds. Or... you can hand pollinate...by dusting the female flower with a male flower.
     
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    Acer carpinifolium - private collection. Late May and mid-October; the brown leaves do indeed remain on the tree through the winter and until the new leaves emerge.
     

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    Laurie Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer carpinifolium - Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, accessions 1953 and 1992. Native to mountain forests of Japan and reported to be hardy to USDA Z4.
     

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    Acer carpinifolium - UWBG Arboretum, accessions 1953 and 1999.
    Interestingly, the 1953 specimen was fully leafed out and with fruit in mid-April, while the young 1999 specimen did not leaf out until May (fourth photo May 11), although both are in sun.
     

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    Colorful spring foliage at the Morton Arboretum.
     

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    Whatsup Ernie . I think we meet in Louisville at Yewdell . I was the other person below the age of 35 . ha ha . I love carpinifolium , but can be dang hard to convince somebody they need it . You got to want it . ahhhhh....'Esveld Select' ( insert drool ) There are at least 3 floating around this state .
     
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    beautiful maple!most delicate for central Italian climate.pics date spring 2008
     

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    Young example that had some damage in shipping, leaving it somewhat lop-sided but luckily that hasn't inhibited it from putting out lots of leaves this year!
     

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