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Acer carpinifolium

Hornbeam maple

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  • Acer carpinifolium | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer carpinifolium | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height7m to 10m
  • Spread5m to 9m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourGreen-yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green, golden yellow

Description

Acer carpinifolium (Hornbeam maple). This slow-growing Japanese maple has very finely toothed lobed leaves. Spring leaves have a silky coating, with fine veins and in the autumn the leaves turn golden yellow. Long racemes of delicate green-yellow flowers are produced in Spring, which turn into green winged fruits. These turn pale brown as they ripen. It is an upright, narrow-crowned tree which can reach 6m or more. The Japanese name is Chidorinoki, or "zigzag tree". The creased, veined leaves resemble those of the Hornbeam (Carpinus).

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Chidorinoki

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage interest.

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  • Acer carpinifolium | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Acers are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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