The bark contains tannins, but the report does not say in what quantity. The trees have an extensive root system that can be used to bind the soil. They are often grown on banks in order to prevent soil erosion.The wood is close-grained, soft and light, weighing 33lb per cubic foot.
A poultice made from boiled root chips has been applied externally to wounds and abscesses.A compound infusion of the roots and bark is used to treat internal haemorrhage.
Layering, which takes about 12 months, is successful with most species in this genus. Plants often self-layer in the wild.Cuttings of young shoots in June or July. The cuttings should have 2 - 3 pairs of leaves, plus one pair of buds at the base. Remove a very thin slice of bark at the base of the cutting, rooting is improved if a rooting hormone is used. The rooted cuttings must show new growth during the summer before being potted up otherwise they are unlikely to survive the winter. Strong plants are usually produced by this method.
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Plants are hardy to about -35°c when fully dormant. The lower branches of trees often self-layer, the trees then forming an impenetrable thicket.Most maples are bad companion plants, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants.
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