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Acer negundo 'Kelly's Gold'

box elder 'Kelly's Gold'

a medium-sized, bushy-headed, deciduous tree.Leaves, comprised of 5-7 leaflets, emerge bright yellow, becomingyellow-green as they mature, then turning yellow again in autumn. In spring, male plantsproduceyellow-green,tassel-like flowers

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Size
Ultimate height
8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow Yellow
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Sapindaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a moist but well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade

Propagation

Propagate by grafting in late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1 or pruning group 7. Remove any shoots with green leaves

Pests

Aphids and scale insects may be a problem

Diseases

Verticillium wilt may be a problem

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