About This Plant

Acer cappadocicum, commonly known as the Cappadocian maple, is a tree with roots in Asia and Europe, notably the historical region of Cappadocia in modern-day Turkey. Throughout history, it has been culturally significant, featuring in local folklore and traditions, especially during its spectacular autumn displays of vibrant red and orange leaves. As an ornamental tree, it has been cultivated and cherished for centuries, with its ‘Rubrum’ cultivar being particularly prized for its stunning autumn foliage.

The Story

Leaf

The leaves are palmately lobed, meaning they have multiple lobes that radiate from a common point, resembling an open hand. They have a typical maple leaf shape with three to five lobes. They are particularly notable for their vibrant and eye-catching yellow colour. In spring and early summer, the leaves emerge in shades of red, gradually transitioning to green as the season progresses. The leaves usually range between 5 to 10 centimetres in width and have a smooth texture.

Produce

While the Cappadacian Maple is primarily valued for its vibrant foliage, it can also produce small inconspicuous, yellow flowers in spring.
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