Caucasian maple

Acer cappadocicum | Also known as: Cappadocian Maple, Golden Cappadocian maple | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Cappadocian, grows in the ocean. Well, actually no it doesn't, but Cappadocian doesn't rhyme with ground.

Native to Asia, Acer cappadocicum or Cappadocian Maple is a medium sized tree growing to 30m tall. The foliage of this tree grows wide with a rounded shape. The leaves are lobed. They're a shiny green, turning to a golden yellow colour in the autumn. It also has small yellow flowers. This is an attractive tree and has been given an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. It will benefit from light pruning and will grow best in well-drained soil. It will grow well in full sun or partial shade but not full shade. It can take up to 50 years to reach its full growth potential. A fairly large but low maintenance tree.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 10 - 15
Spread [m]
  • 12
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in spring
  • Yellow
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Yellow
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-7
Heat zone
  • H7-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -12
Heat days
  • 30 - 90
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Park
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 30 years or longer
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