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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 46

Trials and Tribulations of Producing Acer pensylvanicum ‘Erythrocladum’

Ken Twombly

pp: 532-533


Acer pensylvanicum ‘Erythrocladum’ was introduced by Spath Nursery of Berlin, Germany in 1904. It is a fast growing tree with striped green and white bark in summer. Its pendulous racemes of yellowish flowers appear in spring before the foliage. Attractive foliage turns clear yellow in fall. But its most important attribute is its bark, all of which, from the ground up to the tips, starts turning to pink in the fall with the cool weather, becoming a startling bright coral-red during the winter. It is a superb plant for the winter landscape.

This paper is the result of work by two nurseries and one arboretum.

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