Acer carpinifolium Acer

Acer

Description: Acer carpinifolium, also known as the Hornbeam Maple is an amusing Acer whose drooping leaves look just like a Hornbeam. A small tree with wonderful, golden-yellow to brownish-yellow autumn colours. You'll enjoy baffling knowledgeable visitors who will confuse it for a Hornbeam. Perfect for public spaces such as a park. It's naturally slender growth pattern makes it good for growing as a hedge.

History: Introduced in Japan by Charles Maries in 1879.

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

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Interesting foliage
  • S Size: Small
  • Suitable for hedging
  • Autumn colour

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