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Acer cam William Caldwell

Acer campestre 'William Caldwell'


Description: Acer campestre 'William Caldwell' is a small tree with a compact and narrow, upright growing habit. It's autumn colour is a spectacular dark orange and crimson red. Small green flowers appear in the spring which is followed by red, winged seeds.

History: Developed in Knutsford, Cheshire in 1976 at the William Caldwell Nursery.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Interesting foliage Interesting foliage
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant