Korean Maple, Acer pseudosieboldianum, Tree Seeds Hardy, Adaptable, Bonsai, Brilliant Fall Color, Shade Tree, Street Tree, Cold Tolerant
Korean Maple is an upright, deciduous, small tree or large shrub that matures over time to 15 to 25 feet tall with a similar but sometimes wider spread. It is native to forested areas in Korea and China. Medium to dark green leaves to 5 inches long with 9 to 11 doubly serrate lobes turn excellent shades of yellow, orange and red in fall. Purple flowers bloom in corymbs in spring. Flowers are followed by winged samaras to 1 inch long).
Pseudo in the specific epithet means false in reference to the similarity of this tree to Acer sieboldianum which is native to Japan. Korean Maple is sometimes commonly called purplebloom Maple in reference to its flower color (Acer sieboldianum flowers are yellowish green). Korean Maple is also similar in appearance to both Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) and Fullmoon Maple (Acer japonicum).