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.
How to propagate Italian maple
Species are propagated by seed.
By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.
By budding in summer.
Other uses of Italian maple
Specimen, year-round interest. Used in carpentry.