Acer pseudosieboldianum

Korean maple

  • © - James Steakly

Outstanding Qualities

Uncommon, but much more available now, this outstanding smaller maple from Korea and China has grass green foliage in spring which deepens by summertime. The leaves are multi-lobed and in autumn sport shades of red, orange, and yellow for a kaleidoscope of color.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

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

Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light shade

Water Requirements: occasional watering

Seasonal Interest: graceful form with bright green spring & summer foliage; stunning fall color

Culture Notes
Plant in full sun to light shade and the soil should be well-drained. Water occasionally to regularly during dry periods.
Geek Notes
Acer pseudosieboldianum is native to forests in Korea, China, and eastern Russia. This species of maple is closely related and similar in appearance to A. sieboldianum which is found in Japan. Closely related to A. sieboldianum, which is found in Japan, this species of maple is similar in appearance, but the tiny flowers are purple as opposed to those on A. sieboldianum which are yellow green.