Acer davidii subsp. grosseri – Acer grosseri – Father David’s Maple – pere David Maple – Maple

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Acer davidii – Father David’s Maple – pere David Maple – Named after French naturalist and missionar Armand David who discovered it in China. It grows 50’ feet tall and in breadth with gray and white striked bark. The oval 6 inch mid green leafs can be shallowly lobed or unlobed turning orange to yellow in autumn when it bears pink-brown fruit. It bears clusters of pale yellow flowers on a single stem.

Subsp. grosseri – Acer grosseri – Has pronounced pale gray-green streaked bark with and leaves with shorter lateral lobes and are doubly serrated, with brown velt undersides. Green, color in summer turning orange or yellow in autumn.