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Acer davidii ‘Madeline Spitta’

Maple

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Features

  • BloomsMay to April
  • Height10m to 15m
  • Spread4m to 5m
  • Growth HabitTall oval
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Acer davidii ‘Madeline Spitta’ (Maple). This deciduous upright tree has a columnar form with dense, erect branches and glossy, dark green leaves. It grows up to 15m high. The flowers are long, pendulous corymbs in light yellow to yellow-green. The leaves turn bright shades of orange in the autumn. Branches are green with white stripes.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

This plant was first grown at Winkworth Arboretum in 1950.

Interest and use

Grown for year round interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • 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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