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ACER monspessulanum
Montpellier Maple


ACEMON_2 ACER monspessulanum SRP 60-80
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:: Aceraceae :: ACER :: monspessulanum
  • Type of products available: 1/1 BR, 1/1P1L

Main asset

Small leathery leaves, tuft shape, tolerant to dry conditions.


The Montpellier Maple is native to the Mediterranean region, but is also found on the Atlantic side until Vendée to the North.

Small tree sometimes shrub in nature, Montpellier Maple can reach 8-10 m in culture. It is characterized by its small 3-lobed leaves, dark green, glossy. Very resistant to dry conditions, even on poor, rocky limestone soil.

  • Uses: Wooded hedge or tree alignment with reduced development

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: schrubby
  • Height: 6 m x 4 m (20 ft x 13 ft)
  • Growth: slow to medium
  • Flowering period: May
  • Époque de fructification : june

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: tri-lobed
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: Corymb
  • Flowers colour: cream yellow
  • Forme des fruits : winged
  • Couleur des fruits : reddish


  • Soil type: rocky, limestone preferably, fertile or poor
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 20 °C (-4 °F - USDA zone 6b)