Acer monspessulanum

Montpellier Maple

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Rounded, densely-branched tree with thick, leathery leaves. Yellow autumn leaves. Tolerates hot and dry conditions. Great for bonsai.

exotic tree Exotic
deciduous tree Deciduous
tolerates drought Tolerates drought
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
tolerates light frosts Tolerates light frosts
dry soils Dry soils
clay soils Clay soils
sandy soils Sandy soils
full sun Full sun
part shade Part shade
street Street
shade Shade
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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Sapindaceae, soapberry family, a family of flowering trees, lianas, and herbaceous plants that occur in many temperate and tropical regions.

Genus: Acer, ācer (Latin, adjective), meaning 'sharp', in reference to the pointed leaves. Commonly known as maple, a genus of various trees and shrubs.

Species: Acer monspessulanum, monspessulanum, derived from Monspessulanus, which is the Latinised name of the French city of Montpellier.

Common Name: Montpellier Maple

Description and Features

Description: Rounded, densely-branched tree with thick, leathery leaves. Yellow autumn leaves. Tolerates hot and dry conditions. Great for bonsai.

Height: 7m

Width: 5m

Uses: Street, Shade

Tolerates: Drought, Windy, Light frosts

Soil Type: Dry soils, Clay soils, Sandy soils

Sun and Shade: Full sun, Part shade

Winter Foliage: Deciduous

Origin: Exotic


  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Yellow

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Green

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The grade size is the size of the bag/pot the tree is in. This is measured in either litres or pints per bag.

The height is the overall height of the tree from the top of the pot/bag (bottom of the trunk) to the top of the tree. Some grades have height ranges as the heights of the individual trees vary.

The standard height is the height of the clear trunk from the bottom of the trunk to the graft or the first branch (if it is not grafted).

Grades that are in production are not yet ready for sale. You can place a pre-order for a 50% deposit and we will hold the stock until it is ready. Enquire if interested.

Prices subject to change without notice. Actual stock quantity may differ. Every care is taken to accurately record heights but due to slightly different growth rates and other natural variables that can occur within and to a species, variety, or cultivar, the actual height of the final product may differ from what is stated.