Montpellier Maple

A beautiful species, resistant to drought and poor soil conditions - turning an amazing red in the autumn.
Common name : Montpellier Maple
Scientific name : Acer monspessulanum
Family : Sapindaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
Acer monspessulanum - the Montpellier maple - is a species of maple native to the Mediterranean region. It is a medium-sized deciduous tree or densely branched shrub that grows to a height of 10–15 m, sometimes more. Among similar maples it is most easily distinguished by its small three-lobed leaves, 3–6 cm long and 3–7 cm wide, glossy dark green, sometimes a bit leathery, and with a smooth margin, with a 2–5 cm petiole. The leaves fall very late in autumn, typically in November. The flowers are produced in spring, in pendulous, yellow to white corymbs 2–3 cm long.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 200 - 1800
pH 6 - 8

Plant my montpellier maple

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my montpellier maple

Water often in the first weeks. Water potted plants at least once a week, as soon as the top soil dries. Ultimately, if it does not rain for a month, consider watering.

Unprop my montpellier maple

Your tree should be well rooted after two years, so remove the stake now that it is not needed anymore.

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