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Acer sieboldianum

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 6m
  • Spread5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourBright green, turning red, coppery orange and yellow

Description

Acer sieboldianum. This small, slow-growing tree has emerald green, star-like, finely toothed leaves. In autumn they turn red, coppery-orange and yellow.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Small tree

Origin

Europe, N. Africa, Asia and Americas.

In Latin, the word 'acer' means hard or sharp. Maple wood was used by the Romans to make lances.

Interest and use

A good container plant.

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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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