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Acer platanoides ‘Summershade’

Norway maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height8m to 15m
  • Spread7m to 14m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Acer platanoides ‘Summershade’ (Norway maple). This is a vigorous cultivar with 5-7 lobed leaves which emerge bronze to light green in the spring, becoming dark green in summer and yellow shades in the autumn. Green-yellow flowers appear before the leaves in spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

New Jersey, USA, 1958

Interest and use

Ornamental, shade, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Not tolerant of maritime conditions.

Propagation

Grafting, cutting

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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