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Acer monspessulanum
Montpellier Maple
Pot size: 9cm   Our online price: £8.50
available plant for sale - you will receive a similar plant young leaves have got a purple hint stunning autumn colours of the Montpellier Maple autumn colours of the leaves in the shades of orange and red Acer monspessulanum in October - who wants better autumn colours?

Common name in French:
Erable de Montpellier
Common name in German:
Felsen-Ahorn, Französischer Ahorn
Other common names:
not known.
Family:
Aceraceae
Origin:
West and Middle - Mediterranean (Named after the French city of Montpellier)

Description:

An excellent, small, deciduous maple for gardens with limited space. Its leaves are small, dark green but purple when young, three-lobed. It has an attractive profusion of yellowish flowers in mid-Spring, followed by a display of red-winged seed heads in late Summer and then a stunning autumn coloration in the shades of orange and red. Drought tolerant and will grow in any types of soil. It is easy to trim, so good for an unusual hedge or makes an excellent bonsai too.


Plant growing type:
deciduous
Habit:
round crowned small tree
Size when mature in m:
5-10m
Main feature (value):
leaf shape and autumn colours
Spring value:
flower
Summer value:
leaf
Autumn value:
fruit and autumn coloration
Winter value:
bark texture
Autumn coloration:
OrangeRed
Flower colour:
Yellow
Fruit colour:
Brown
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Drought tolerance:
high
Optimum ph:
neutral-slightly alkaline (pH 7-7,5)
Preferred location:
full sun
Where to plant:
ideal for small gardens, can be used in rockeries (if trimmed back), makes good container plant or bonsai
Pests and diseases:
this tree is usually pest and disease free
Herbal usage:
it has no culinary or herbal importance
Edibility:
generally not used for cooking or eating
Toxicity to humans:
not known
Optimum growing conditions:
wide range of soils incl. heavy clay, full sun (drought tolerant)

Height in cm:
30-40
Pot size:
9cm
Age in year:
3 (this tree is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£8.50

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