Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’ Acer

Acer

Description: Acer cappadocicum 'Aureum', also known as The Golden Maple, is a medium-sized tree with stunning autumn tints. The young emerging leaves are a stunning red, turning quickly to golden yellow for many weeks until they fall. It has a tidy, dome shaped canopy of narrow branches. A stunning spring and autumn tree. 

History: Introduced in 1914. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultral Society.

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) : 6m x 4m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • M Size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Red / Gold
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Autumn colour
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Open space planting

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