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Acer velutinum

Velvet Maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height10m to 40m
  • Spread7m to 15m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Acer velutinum (Velvet Maple). This is one of the largest species that grows in the wild; it can grow up to 40m tall. It has 5- lobed leaves 15cms or more wide, which are hairy on the undersides.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Persian Maple

Origin

Azerbaijan, Georgia and N. Iran

Interest and use

Specimen tree.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Acers are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

By seed.

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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