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Hawthorn Maple

Acer crataegifolium

Also known as

Hawthorn-leaved maple, Urikaede, Uri maple

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

10m

8m

Min

8m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Hawthorn Maple Overview

This is an upright deciduous spreading tree. It produces pale yellow flowers in terminal spikes and can reach a height of 9m. The Japanese name for the tree 'urikaede' means 'melon' because the pattern on the mature bark, which is green, and green-brown, is said to resemble a melon skin. The younger branches are streaked green and white. The foliage emerges green-burgundy and matures to a dark blue-green, tinged with red. In the autumn the foliage turns orange and the fruit is flushed with pink-red.

Common problems with Hawthorn Maple

How to propagate Hawthorn Maple

Seed

Species are propagated by seed.

Grafting

By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.

Layering

Budding

By budding in summer.

Other uses of Hawthorn Maple

Specimens and banks.