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Acer negundo Kelly's Gold

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Box Elder

Perfect for a smaller garden

Hardy and grown for its bright golden leaves this Acer is able to cope in more exposed conditions. The young leaves emerge bright yellow and become greener as they mature. A small tree, so perfect for adding a splash of colour to a border or as a feature plant in a lawn.

Where?

A hardy, easy to grow variety that loves sunshine or part shade and will grow well in coastal areas.

How?

Acers grow well in chalk, clay, sand, or loam and will tolerate most soil types.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 630 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 450 cm - 600 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 240 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

20% Off All Acers In-Store

Typically available

From February to September