Ivyleaf Maple Fact Sheet
Family: Sapindaceae - (Previously Aceraceae - Maple Family)
Latin name: Acer cissifolium
Common name: Ivy-leaved maple, Ivyleaf maple
- Acer cissifolium is listed as USDA Hardiness Zone: 6.
- Mature height and width of Ivy-leaved Maple is 20 - 30 feet.
- Flower buds of the Acer Cissifolium are borne on slender racemes and dwarf the buds that held them. The picture with the enlarged inset was taken April 27, 2005.
- Buds of the Acer cissifolium are very tiny.
- Lateral buds of the Ivy-leaved Maple are reddish purple and only about 1/2 as long as terminal buds.
- The samaras are borne on slender racemes and will eventually be about 1 inch long.
- Although some were more developed than others, many of the samara that were only about 1/4 inch when photographed.
- Photograph taken in mid-May, 2004.
- The leaves of the Ivy-leaved Maple (Acer cissifolium) are opposite and trifoliate which is similar to those of the Paperbark Maple.(Acer griseum).
- The petiole is reddish purple and 3 - 4 inches long. The petiolule of the terminal leaflet is generally 1 inch long, nearly twice the length of that of the lateral leaflets.
- First year stems are reddish purple and highly pubescent,
- 2nd year stems
- Fall Colors:
- Fall colors are red and yellow. Although some reliable sources say that good color is unlikely, this picture shows that for this particular Ivy-leaved Maple the fall colors on October 29, 2008 were excellent.
- Image Information:
- The photographs on this page show an Ivy-leaved Maple (Acer cissifolium) that is in the Morton Arboretum and is labeled with the following accession information 1073-58*1 ct G-59/50-30.
It is next to the parking lot at the top of Frost Hill.
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