Korean maple

Acer pseudosieboldianum | Also known as: Purplebloom maple, Purple bloom maple | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Purplebloom maple: after several attempts to ask for one of these at the garden centre I gave up and ordered an oak tree.

Acer pseudosieboldianum or Korean maple is a small and attractive tree or shrub with gorgeous autumn foliage. The leaves grow to around 6” in length, they have up to 11 lobes. The leaves start out a light bright green, but in the autumn the show really starts, and the leaves turn yellow, orange and red. It has white and purple flowers and winged fruit. Strong winds can damage the bark of this tree. It can also be prone to disease, especially canker, but it hardier than some other similar looking species and will tolerate colder climates. It's a low maintenance tree that won't require much pruning.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 5 - 6
Spread [m]
  • 6
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Rounded
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-7
Heat zone
  • H7-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -12
Heat days
  • 0 - 90
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Park
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years