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botanical name:
Acer monspessulanum
Acer monspessulanum © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Montpelier Maple, French Maple
synonyms:  Acer trifolium, Acer trilobatum, Acer trilobum
family:  Sapindaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 15.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: buff
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Small to medium sized deciduous tree or often seen as a large bushy shrub. Small, somewhat leathery, obtusely 3-lobed deep green leaves. Greenish yellow flowers in spring, later followed by winged seeds.

cultivation:
Full sun or part shade, preferably in a sheltered position in cold climates. Moist to dry soils, tolerates heat and drought better than most maples.

propagation:
From seed.

other notes:
Native to the Mediterranean area, southern Europe and Northwest Africa
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