A picture of a Italian maple

Italian maple

Acer opalus

Also known as

Maple

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

15m

10m

Min

10m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Italian maple Overview

This deciduous tree has a rounded habit with broad ovate to obovate 5-lobed dark green leaves which are up to 15cm long and which will turn yellow in the autumn. The flowers are produced in clusters of yellow blooms before the leaves emerge. The bark peels in square patches in grey and pink.

Common problems with Italian maple

How to propagate Italian maple

Seed

Species are propagated by seed.

Grafting

By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.

Layering

Budding

By budding in summer.

Other uses of Italian maple

Specimen, year-round interest. Used in carpentry.