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Acer rufinerve f. albolimbatum

Albolimbatum Redvein Maple

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  • Acer rufinerve f. albolimbatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer rufinerve f. albolimbatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height6m to 9m
  • Spread9m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourGreen yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid-green, white, red

Description

Acer rufinerve f. albolimbatum (Albolimbatum Redvein Maple). A deciduous, small arching tree with green and white striped branches. Has 3-lobed, ovate, mid-green leaves, mottled and edged with white which become brilliant red and white in autumn. The bark, which is normally green, turns a purple colour in the winter.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Other common names

Snakebark Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage, in urban settings and for Bonsai.

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  • Acer rufinerve f. albolimbatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Fully hardy.

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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