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Acer rubrum ‘Seka’

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m
  • Spread8m to 10m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourMid-green to red and orange

Description

Acer rubrum ‘Seka’. This rare Canadian Maple has occasional flattened stems and the foliage turns red and orange in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Small tree

Origin

Canada

Interest and use

Autumn foliage interest

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Shelter from cold 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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