Acer chingii

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    emery Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer chingii, Hu.

    This rare Chinese maple may end up as a subspecies of Acer sinense, which has been raised in rank from A. campbellii subsp sinense by Flora of China. That source lists chingii as a species with reference to Murray who had it as a subspecies. After my short time of observing chingii it doesn't seem very much like sinense with the exception that it is 5-lobed; but I haven't seen flowers or fruit yet.

    Regardless it is a very attractive, architectural maple with interesting leaves with right-angled lobes. It seems an enthusiastic grower. Fall color is unknown.
     

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    Update on Fall colour?
     
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    emery Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    It was yellow last year, and "unspectacular" as they say. I think it will stay yellow, but maples often color better in the ground. These are getting planted this year, so we'll see after they get established.

    A. sinense is often red/yellow and quite showy, another reason to think chingii is separate.
     

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