Acer miyabei ‘Morton’ STATE STREET®

State Street Miyabe's maple

  • © Chicagoland Grows®

  • © Chicagoland Grows®

  • © Chicagoland Grows®

Outstanding Qualities

A stately deciduous tree for the garden with lustrous Kelly green foliage, a handsome rounded habit, corky textured bark, and dense soaring branches that provide pleasing shade all summer long as it matures. In autumn the leaves turn pale golden yellow. Very tolerant of urban pollution, heat, and alkaline soils.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 45 ft. 0 in. (13.72 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 35 ft. 0 in. (10.67 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade

Water Requirements: occasional or regular watering

Seasonal Interest: a handsome shade tree with pastel golden yellow fall color

Culture Notes
Plant in full sun or light to open shade and water occasionally during dry periods once established or regularly to encourage faster growth. The best growing conditions are rich, well-drained soil, but it will tolerate alkaline soils or clay as long as it is drains well. With its uniform, symmetrical growth habit, little pruning, if any, is required. As the tree grows the lower limbs could be pruned if a higher canopy is desired.
Geek Notes
Chicagoland Grows®, a plant introduction program based in Illinois (www.chicagolandgrows.org), introduced State Street Miyabei maple in 1988 from seedlings of an Acer miyabei planted at the Morton Arboretum (Lisle, Illinois) in 1929.