High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
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Height: 40 feet
Spread: 40 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
An impressive small accent or shade tree with a neat, rounded habit of growth and variable fall color, a rare plant that's a real find if you can get your hands on one; fairly adaptable, a good clean choice for busy areas
Miyabe Maple has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Miyabe Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Miyabe Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Miyabe Maple will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.