Forest’s Maple

Acer forrestii, commonly known as Forrest’s maple, is a species of maple tree native to southwestern China and the eastern Himalayas. This deciduous tree is valued for its attractive foliage and ornamental characteristics.

The Appearance

A small deciduous tree with a rounded crown and palmate leaves that turn orange and red in autumn. It produces small, yellow-green flowers.


The Produce

The tree produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are typically greenish-yellow in colour. The flowers are borne in panicles and appear in spring before the leaves fully emerge.


The Flowers

Produces small, yellow-green flowers in spring, followed by winged seeds.


The Leaves

The leaf margins are serrated (toothed), adding texture to the foliage.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The leaves and seeds offer food and shelter.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental foliage and timber. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Forest’s Maple is known for its vibrant autumn colors and its attractive, palmate leaves.

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