Acer robustum

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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer robustum at Batsford Arboretum, September 2010. It is not clear whether this rare Chinese maple is a synonym of Acer ceriferum or a separate species. Has a superficial resemblance to Acer amoenum (Acer palmatum ssp. amoenum), differences are said to include the shiny leaf surface, pubescence in the vein-axils of the leaf undersides and larger samaras .

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    simongrant Active Member Maple Society

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    My first graft of Acer robustum! It is a summer side graft showing a new shoot after 6 weeks. As you can see the leaves and branches are quite pubescent at this stage though it is less obvious later. The original plant (a seedling) has been slow to grow and at 10 years is still less than 1 m, so I hope on different rootstock it will be faster.
     

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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    i have another robustum!:-) this time i grown robustum in pot for 2/3 years,in observation..
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I have a new one too. :) Very little. Mine also stays in a pot for a few years.

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    Just some pictures of the new spring foliage showing the pubescence as they open. it becomes less obvious within days.
     

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    Acer robustum at Westonbirt Arboretum, spring leaves showing pubescence:

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