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Dan Crowley (2020)
Crowley, D. (2020), 'Acer 'Minorient'' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.
A hybrid between Acer campestre and A. cappadocicum. A small tree (6 m tall after 10 years). Leaves five-lobed, lobes ovate, apices acute, margins sometimes slightly undulate, occasionally with a single pair of teeth towards apex of central lobe (Frank P Matthews 2018).
RHS Hardiness Rating H5
Conservation status Not evaluated (NE)
Acer ‘Minorient’, marketed as ORIENTALIA, is a recently named though unsurprising hybrid. It flushes orange-yellow with red tinges on the new leaves and shoot tips, becoming mid-green in summer and turning maroon-red in autumn (Frank P Matthews 2018). It was bred by Christian Peyron at the French nursery Minier, and introduced to commerce in 2010 (Milan Havlis 2020).