Acer truncatum seed
Common Names: Purpleblow Maple
Thishas the appearance of a Japanese Maple, however the leaves are smooth along the edges. The appearance of yellow clusters in the early spring provides a pleasing flowering accent. Its shiny light green foliage and interesting trunks make it quite attractive as a small lawn shade tree, which does well in half-shade to sun in a moderately moist setting. New growth is purplish-red, bronze.
Height: 25 feet
Canopy Width: 30 feet
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Season
Fruit: Brown Winged , Medium (0.50 – 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.
Edible parts of Acer truncatum: Seed – roasted. Rather small and fiddly to utilize
Other uses of Acer truncatum: The leaves are packed around apples, rootcrops etc to help preserve them.