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Acer negundo var. violaceum ‘'Variegatum'’

Ash-leaved maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height10m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourPurple-pink
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Acer negundo var. violaceum ‘'Variegatum'’ (Ash-leaved maple). This deciduous tree will produce ovate bipinnate light green leaves. Younger branches are purple in colour and covered in a blue-green bloom. The flowers are produced when the leaves are still small, in long, purple-pink, tassel-like blooms.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Eastern and Central North America

Interest and use

Ornamental for flowers and foliage.

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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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