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Acer crataegifolium ‘Veitchii’

Maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height5m to 10m
  • Spread5m to 10m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer crataegifolium ‘Veitchii’ (Maple). This cultivar is a variegated version of Acer crateagifolium with white and green marbled leaves flushed with deep pink and reddish-purple in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered position. Prefers slightly acidic 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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