Acer platanoides × amplum

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Credits

Dan Crowley (2020)

Recommended citation
Crowley, D. (2020), 'Acer platanoides × amplum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-platanoides-x-amplum/). Accessed 2021-04-23.

Genus

  • Acer
  • Sect. Platanoidea

Infraspecifics

Other taxa in genus

Glossary

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Credits

Dan Crowley (2020)

Recommended citation
Crowley, D. (2020), 'Acer platanoides × amplum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-platanoides-x-amplum/). Accessed 2021-04-23.

A hybrid of compact form, represented by a single cultivar. 

Habitat In cultivation only.

USDA Hardiness Zone 7-8

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

Conservation status Not evaluated (NE)


'Ample Surprise'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

A selection discovered by acerologist Piet de Jong, and introduced to cultivation in 2013, ‘Ample Surprise’ has red new growth which later turns a bronze green, before turning scarlet and orange in autumn (Pieroni Dante 2019; Bluebell Arboretum 2020). Tolerant of full sun and partial shade in well drained soils, it is of compact form though it can reach up to 4 m tall and wide (Pieroni Dante 2019). It is also suitable for growth in a pot (Pieroni Dante 2019).