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Acer davidii ‘Ernest Wilson’

Ernest Wilson Maple

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  • Acer davidii ‘Ernest Wilson’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • BloomsMay to April
  • Height6m to 10m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourRed and pale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Acer davidii ‘Ernest Wilson’ (Ernest Wilson Maple). This variety has a compact, multi-stemmed, round crown. The leaves grow up to 11.5cm by 7cm, and have light green colour which turn shades of yellow and orange in the autumn. The flower racemes are smooth and red and pale yellow.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Origin

China

Interest and use

Grown as a specimen tree mainly for foliage interest.

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  • Acer davidii ‘Ernest Wilson’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist or 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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