Acer miyabei 'Morton'

Miyabe Maple

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STATE STREET® maple cultivar is a densely branched shade tree that can reach a height of 50 feet and width of 35 feet with branches that sweep low to the ground. It noted for its upright rounded growth habit and symmetrical branching; it has deeply furrowed, corky bark. Though miyabie maple is listed as endangered in its native habitat in Japan, several cultivars are considered hardy, adaptable urban street trees. The dark green leaves turn golden in fall.

This tree is a Chicagoland Grows® selection. Chicagoland Grows® is a plant introduction partnership of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Morton Arboretum and the Ornamental Growers Association of Northern Illinois formed to promote plant cultivars that perform well in northern Illinois. This variety was developed at the Morton Arboretum; it was selected in 1988 from a parent tree planted at the Morton Arboretum in 1929.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Yellow, Green
Landscape Use
Urban Street, Shade Tree, Specimen Plant
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 7