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Acer palmatum Summer Gold


Ultimate height: 1.5–2.5 metres in 10-20 years
Ultimate spread: 1.5–2.5 metres
Soil: Clay, loam, sand, moist but well–drained, pH acid, alkaline, neutral
Position: Partial shade, east–facing or west–facing, sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy

A small, slow-growing, upright acer with a rounded crown, ultimately reaching 2m in height and spread. The leaves open pink in spring, then lime green to yellow with a fine red edge in summer, and golden yellow with orange and red shades in autumn. Inconspicuous flowers in spring are followed by red, winged fruit held above the foliage in autumn