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Acer negundo

Ash-leaved maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height10m to 15m
  • Spread10m to 8m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Acer negundo (Ash-leaved maple). This upright, spreading species of Maple has compound leaves of 3-5 leaflets. In the spring they are light green and will become a vibrant bright green in the summer. In the autumn the leaves will change to a golden yellow before they fall. It will also produce large clusters of white fruits.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Box elder, Water ash, Maple

Origin

Eastern and Central North America

Interest and use

Ornamental foliage, hedging and specimen.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Acers are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

Seed or by grafting

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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