Acer rufinerve Acer

Acer

Description: Acer rufinerve is a medium-sized tree that's broadly columnar. Young stems glaucous, older stems and trunk is green with spicuous white striated bark. The 3-lobed leaves are dark green and produce bright red and yellow stunning autumn colours. Small upright clusters of yellow-green flowers appear in the spring.

History: Originated from Japan in 1879. Received an Award of Garden Merit in 1986 from the Royal Horticultural 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
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • M Size: Medium
  • Flowering month: April
  • Attractive bark
  • Do not prune
  • Needs well-draining site

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