Other Names: Purplebloom Maple, Acer pseudo-sieboldianum Zone: 4 to 8 Growth Rate: Fast Plant Type: Small deciduous tree Family: Aceraceae Native Range: Manchuria to Korea Height: 15 to 25 feet Spread: 15 to 25 feet Shape: Rounded Bloom Time: April Bloom Color: Purple Sun: Part Shade Fall Color: Showy Yellow, Orange and Red Water: Medium Maintenance: Low Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Easily grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Performs well in full sun or bright, sun-dappled locations. Avoid hot and dry sites. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Uses: Bonsai. Korean Maples are generally grown for their attractive foliage, shape and fall color. They have slightly better winter hardiness than most Japanese Maples. Specimen/accent or group around the home or yard. Sowing Acer pseudosieboldianum Seeds: For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided. Scarify: Pour Hot water over seed, Soak for 24 hours Stratify: Cold 90-120 days, 40 Degrees F in a Moist Medium (Not wet). Germination: Sow 1/4" Deep, Keep moist (Not wet).
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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).