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Acer cappadocicum 'Aureum' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Tree

Habit

Spreading / Branched

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer
Yellow in Autumn and Spring

Size

Ultimate height

Higher than 12 metres

Ultimate spread

wider than 8 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

golden Cappadocian maple

Family

Sapindaceae


Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems

'Aureum' is a broad-crowned, medium-sized deciduous tree. Leaves broad, 5-lobed, bright yellow when young, becoming green in summer, yellow in autumn. Flowers small, yellow

Other common names

  • Cappadocian maple 'Aureum'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in a moist but well-drained soil

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by grafting or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem

Diseases

Verticillium wilt may be a problem