The leaves are 4 to 6 inches wide and have usually 9 to 11 lobes. The green leaves turn shades of red, yellow and orange in fall. The flowers are white with purple bracts. New growth is coated in white, sticky hairs. This characteristic distinguishes the plant from the similar Acer sieboldianum, which lacks hairs.
The Korean maple is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It withstands a cold climate better than the comparable Japanese maple. It has been grown in North Dakota, where it has done well in temperatures as low -43°C.
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- Acer pseudosieboldianum. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).
- Cultural Details for Acer pseudosieboldianum. Boone County Arboretum. Union, Kentucky, USA.