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Acer caudatifolium

Caudate maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 20m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourPurple white
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Acer caudatifolium (Caudate maple). This is a large tree, growing up to 20m tall, with dark green, toothed but mainly un-lobed leaves in summer. New growth is tinted burgundy and the foliage turns pale yellow, flushed with orange in the autumn. Leaf stems are a contrasting deep red and the bark is striped with shades of green. Racemes of star-shaped flowers in white and purple are produced in Spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Taiwan, China

Interest and use

Specimen tree.

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Needs

  • LightAny
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Gritty, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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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