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Acer × conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 6m
  • Spread6m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourMid-green, cream and pink

Description

Acer × conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’. This 'snakebark' maple has mid-green leaves, marbled with cream and pink. The young stems are bright red and the bark on the mature branches is olive green with silver striations.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Windsor Great Park, UK.

Interest and use

Year-round foliage and bark interest

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Shelter from full sun and strong winds. Make sure the soil does not become waterlogged in winter or dry out in summer.

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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