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Acer negundo ‘Californicum’

Ash-leaved maple

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  • Acer negundo ‘Californicum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer negundo ‘Californicum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height9m to 24m
  • Spread10m to 4.5m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourLight green to yellow

Description

Acer negundo ‘Californicum’ (Ash-leaved maple). This is an upright tree with a broad crown. The twigs are tomentose (meaning they have a coating of woolly matted hairs). The pale green leaves are made up of three leaflets, occasionally five, which are hairy above, and woolly below when young, and which are sometimes coarsely saw-toothed. Foliage turns yellow in the autumn. The flowers are pink.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Grown to stabilise riverbanks. Used in woodturning and by Native Americans such as the Navajo to make tubes for bellows and the Cheyenne for incense, Omaha and Dakota people using it to make charcoal for ceremonial face-painting and tattoos.

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  • Acer negundo ‘Californicum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer negundo ‘Californicum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This tree needs good sunlight to maintain a good shape and a plentiful source of water to establish (although it is more drought tolerant, once established, than other maples). Its natural habitat is next to rivers.

Propagation

Propagate by seed. Seed needs stratifying first.

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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