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common name: Montpelier Maple, French Maple
synonyms: Acer trifolium, Acer trilobatum, Acer trilobum
growth rate: slow
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: buff
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
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.
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.
Native to the Mediterranean area, southern Europe and Northwest Africa