Click for previous Image Image 1 of 4 Acer cissifolium Ivy-leaved Maple

Acer cissifolium

Ivy-leaved Maple

Plant Type:

TREES

Acer cissifolium5 available. The Ivy-leaved Maple is not commonly offered. With a rounded crown the handsome three-lobed medium green summer leaves in a matte finish, slightly serrated, change yellow and/or red in the fall landscape. Smooth gray bark peppered with dimples is handsome in winter, increasingly so with age. The original plants arrived from as seed-grown stock raised by Professor Mark Brand at the University of Connecticut. Site the Ivy-leaved Maple in part shade planted in fertile moisture retaining soils. Cutting grown.


Height:

20-30 ft

Spread:

20-30 ft

Characteristics and Attributes for Acer cissifolium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Interesting Bark

  • Smooth
  • Dimpled
  • Muscled

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Alee

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile

Origins

  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Acer

So many maples, so little time! There are an extraordinary number of very good species in Aceraceae, many of smaller stature that fit well in smaller landscapes and gardens of any size. Most have multi-season appeal and, indeed, these are the ones to which we at Quackin’ Grass Nursery gravitate. Most are content in fertile draining soils sited in full sun. Others are happier in the part sun conditions akin to the understory stature as suggested by their size. Through the years we have found that many maples when planted in the far northern end of the USDA hardiness range respond well to protection during at least their first winter - preferably more - in the landscape, i.e. use tall stakes set firmly in the ground with burlap attached completely barricading the tree. All of our maple offerings are cutting grown; these plants are not grafted.