Acer campestre ‘William Caldwell’ Maple

Description: Acer campestre 'William Caldwell' is a small tree with a compact and narrow, upright growing habit. Its 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

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Upright
  • Autumn colour
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Interesting foliage
  • Wet tolerant

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