Acer oblongum Overview
This maple is distinctive from other maples as it retains its leaves in milder climates. It will lose its leaves in a cooler climate. It belongs in the sandalwood family and has buttressed trunks and the bark can be smooth or wrinkled. The leaves emerge with a reddish tint and are shiny and deep green in colour, and the tree has a bushy compact crown. Greenish white, hairy, hermaphrodite flowers are produced in the spring.
How to propagate Acer oblongum
Species are propagated by seed.
By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.
By budding in summer.
Other uses of Acer oblongum
Grown for foliage interest.