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North Wind® Maple

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The North Wind Maple is a Staff Favorite! Red leaves in spring, green in summer, orange to vibrant red in fall. Grows 12-15″ per year. Excellent specimen tree. Cold winter tolerant. Cross between a Japanese and a Korean maple.

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Acer pseudosieboldianum x palmatum 'North Wind'
Average Landscape Height:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
15 feet
Genus:
Acer
Cultivar:
IsINW
Branching:
decurrent
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
prune in full leaf
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Fall Color:
scarlet
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

North Wind® Maple is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental upright and spreading habit of growth. It has attractive green deciduous foliage which emerges red in spring. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of scarlet and orange in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

North Wind® Maple is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

North Wind® Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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