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Acer henryi

Maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height5m to 8m
  • Spread6m to 9m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourBronze

Description

Acer henryi (Maple). This species is a spreading deciduous tree. The leaves are bronze when young and will turn orange-red in the autumn.This small tree has leaves divided into three leaflets that unfurl bronze at first, then turn dark green and finally orange and brilliant red in autumn. Green flowers are produced in slender, pendant racemes.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

C. China

Interest and use

Foliage interest

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay
  • 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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