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Acer mandshuricum

Manchurian Maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 8m
  • Spread6m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourDark green turning orange/red

Description

Acer mandshuricum (Manchurian Maple). This is a small maple with dark green, trifoliate leaves with red stems and smooth green bark. Leaves turn orange or red in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

North and South Korea, China, Russia

Interest and use

Foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Shelter from strong winds.

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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