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This taxon is the result of a cross between A. campestre and eitherA. cappadocicum or A. lobelii. A deciduous tree to 20 m, with a broad, upright crown. Bark grey and smooth to slightly fissured. Leaves deciduous, chartaceous, 8–20 × 10–20 cm, five- to seven-lobed, the lobes oblong to acuminate, the central three with a pair of obtuse teeth in the apical half, base cordate, glabrous except for tufts in vein axils below and along midrib, margins entire; petiole 6–10 cm long, green or reddish, slightly pubescent, exuding a milky sap when broken; autumn colour yellow. Inflorescence terminal, erect, corymbose. Flowers yellowish green, 5-merous. Samaras ~3 cm long, wings spreading at broad angles; nutlets flattened. Flowering May, after unfolding leaves, fruiting in October. (Krüssmann 1984; Bean 1976; van Gelderen et al. 1994; le Hardÿ de Beaulieu 2003).
Habitat In cultivation only.
USDA Hardiness Zone 5-6
RHS Hardiness Rating H6
Conservation status Not evaluated (NE)
A hybrid of garden origin, showing more influence of Acer campestre than its other parent, which is either A. cappadocicum or A. lobelii. Bean (1976). The generally upright form of A. × zoeschense suggest influence of the commonly cultivated form of A. lobelii in its parentage, though seven lobed leaves suggest that A. cappadocicum may be invloved. It arose in Copenhagen, Denmark in around 1880 and named for Zoeschen Nurseries, of near Berlin (van Gelderen et al. 1994; le Hardÿ de Beaulieu 2003). le Hardÿ de Beaulieu (2003) advocates use as a single specimen in open landscapes, or as a street tree. It is most often represented by the cultivar ‘Annae’.