Information about Acer opalus

Acer opalus, commonly known as the Italian maple, is a species of maple tree native to southern Europe and western Asia. It is a deciduous tree that typically grows to a height of 15-25 meters (49-82 feet), with a spread of 8-12 meters (26-39 feet).

The leaves of Acer opalus are palmate and lobed, with a characteristic deep green color that turns yellow in autumn. The tree produces small yellowish-green flowers in the spring, which give way to samaras, or winged seeds, that are reddish-brown in color.

Acer opalus is a relatively fast-growing tree that prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and can grow in both alkaline and acidic soils.

In addition to its ornamental value, Acer opalus is also used for timber, as its wood is hard, strong, and durable. It is also used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including coughs, fever, and digestive problems.