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Acer palmatum ‘Lutenscens’

Acer palmatum heptalobum

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3.5m to 6m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourYellow green

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Lutenscens’ (Acer palmatum heptalobum). Yellow-green, seven lobed, long, toothed leaves unfurl in spring, changing to bright emerald green in summer. In autumn, the foliage turns bright gold. This is often treated as a variety of 'Acer palmatum heptalobum'.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

It will prefer warmer climates than most other maples. It will need shade and shelter or the leaves may shrivel.

Propagation

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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