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Acer negundo 'Variegatum'

Box Elder

Location:

The Church Border

Description:

A vigorous, upright to columnar, deciduous tree, up to 10m, bearing pinnate, light green leaves with pink margins that turn white in summer and clusters of yellow-green flowers in spring. The entire leaf turns yellow in autumn.

Site and Care:

Plant in full sun or slightly shaded sites and humus-rich, well drained soils, neutral or slightly acid soils for a better autumn colour. Propagate with seeds which is difficult and only after cold stratification, while the cultivars are propagated by grafting on the typical species. .