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Miyabei Maple


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Acer miyabei

Acer miyabei

  • Height: 30’ - 40’
  • Spread: 30’ - 35’
  • Site characteristics: Full sun; best in moist, well-drained soils; tolerates partial shade
  • Zone: 4 - 6
  • Wet/dry: Tolerates some dryness
  • Native range: Japan
  • pH: ≤ 8.2
  • Shape: Oval to rounded habit
  • Foliage: Crisp, dark green summer foliage; pale yellow fall color
  • Other: Thick foliage makes it a good shade tree
  • Additional: Cultivar ‘State Street’ has good heat tolerance and tolerates urban settings
  • Pests: No serious disease or pest problems

Miyabei Maple
Photo: Bert Cregg, MSU.

Acer miyabei Miyabei Maple leaves
Photos: Bert Cregg, MSU.

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