Montpellier Maple – Acer Monspessulanum


Acer Monspessulanum, also known as Montpellier Maple, is a compact-sized deciduous tree with vibrant autumn colours and unique lobed leaves.

Acer monspessulanum, commonly known as Montpellier Maple or Montpellier Maple, is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree native to the Mediterranean region. It differentiates itself from other maple species in several ways, making it a unique and attractive option for landscapes.

One notable feature of Acer monspessulanum is its small size, typically reaching a height of 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters). This compact growth habit makes it suitable for smaller gardens, urban areas, or as an understory tree in larger landscapes. Its smaller stature allows for easy integration into various design styles and spaces.
In terms of appearance, Acer monspessulanum stands out with its lobed, palmate leaves that are bright green during the growing season and turn vibrant shades of yellow, orange, or red in the autumn. This stunning display of autumn colors adds visual interest and warmth to the landscape.
Care instructions for Acer monspessulanum include planting it in well-drained soil and providing it with full to partial sunlight. Regular watering during the establishment period is important, but once established, it can tolerate dry conditions. Pruning requirements are minimal, mainly focusing on removing dead or crossing branches to maintain its natural shape.
Acer monspessulanum is an excellent addition to landscape design and gardens for several reasons. Its smaller size and adaptability to various soil types make it versatile in different settings. It can be used as a focal point, a specimen tree, or planted in groups to create a visual impact. The vibrant autumn colours and unique leaf shape add seasonal interest and enhance the overall aesthetics of the landscape.
Furthermore, Acer monspessulanum is known for its durability and ability to withstand challenging conditions, such as drought and heat. This resilience makes it an attractive choice for regions with harsher climates or areas where water availability may be limited.
In summary, Acer monspessulanum is a small to medium-sized maple tree with unique characteristics that set it apart from other maple species. Its compact size, stunning autumn colours, adaptability, and low maintenance needs make it an excellent addition to landscape design and gardens. Whether you’re seeking a tree for a smaller space, vibrant autumn foliage, or a resilient species for challenging conditions, Acer monspessulanum delivers with its distinct charm and versatility.


Full Standard, Half Standard, Boxhead, Espalier, Feathered, Mini Standard, Multistem, Pleached, Umbrella


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 800-900cm, 900-1000cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-55cm, 55-60cm, N/A

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Foliage Type



Non Native

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Medium Growth






No Berries


Without Thornes


Non Toxic

Drought Tolerance


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Colourful Foliage


Leaf Size


Natural Growth Style




Hard Wood Cutback?


Soil Type?

Clay-Heavy, Sandy-Well Draining, Grows in most soil types

Natural Shape



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