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Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum

Butterfly Maple

Plant Type:


Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum – This Butterfly Maple came to us from Nick Nickou of Branford, CT. It is a distinguished small tree. Emerging foliage is three-lobed maturing to serrated, prominently veined and very handsome 5-lobed leaves. Leaf color is deep green, affect is semi-glossed all underscored with red petioles. The newest wood in winter turns a deep and rich bright red – a very juicy color. The autumn foliage trends towards red and orange. Site Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum in full to half sun sited in fertile draining soil. We love this less common selection and would not be without it. For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised. Established potted Butterfly Maple, cutting grown.



More About Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum

  • Handsome in Four Seasons


25 ft


25 ft

Characteristics and Attributes for Acer tschonoskii subsp. koreanum

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Smooth

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade


  • Alee
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile


  • Korea

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Acer

So many maples, so little time! There are an extraordinary number of very good species in Aceraceae, many of smaller stature that fit well in smaller landscapes and gardens of any size. Most have multi-season appeal and, indeed, these are the ones to which we at Quackin’ Grass Nursery gravitate. Most are content in fertile draining soils sited in full sun. Others are happier in the part sun conditions akin to the understory stature as suggested by their size. Through the years we have found that many maples when planted in the far northern end of the USDA hardiness range respond well to protection during at least their first winter - preferably more - in the landscape, i.e. use tall stakes set firmly in the ground with burlap attached completely barricading the tree. All of our maple offerings are cutting grown; these plants are not grafted.