Acer olivaceum

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  1. timnichols

    timnichols Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Rare Chinese maple known as the olive maple with spectacular fall color. Earlier in the spring, the leaves are green. Here is a picture I took earlier today of summer colors on July 21, 2010.
     

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    Supposedly Acer olivaceum or Olive maple keeps its leaves much longer than other maples and goes through fall colors of yellow, orange and red. I am very interested to see the fall changes. I think the one we have is from the Zhejiang province of China. I am interested to know if their are different forms of this species.

    Here is a link I found with more info and some good pics of Acer olivaceum .

    http://mohsho.image.coocan.jp/Eolivaceum.html

    Matt Nichols
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I have twice tried to grow A. olivaceum, under different cultural conditions. Both plants failed from massive pseudomonas attacks near the (palmatum) graft union. Hard to tell if it was a problem with hardiness but I'm guessing so. The second plant in particular appeared very healthy and lived for a few years before dying this spring.

    Sorry to report that here at least the fall color was unremarkable, a nice orange but nothing more. Neither plant retained leaves particularly long.

    I'd like to try this one again as a botanical if I can get hold of some seed or a seedling.

    -E
     
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    One of the few maples that hasn't started to drop leaves.
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks for that Ron, a new development I think. The species group at the Maple Society has not completely accepted this view, (although the final survey is as yet unpublished) as the morphology does seem somewhat different.
     
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