Fleming's Nurseries in Victoria, Australia, 2001.
10m x 11m
Broadly ovate to rounded, if slightly irregular, with wide spreading branches.
Lustrous and thick, dark green leaves with an evenly and shallowly serrated margin. In autumn the leaves turn bronzy-orange to yellow or yellowish-green and often are reddish in a very narrow band along the margins. However, the tree may be semi-evergreen in warmer climates.
Inconspicuous flowers in late summer.
Samaras up to 9 mm in diameter, maturing in late autumn.
Bark / Trunk:
Ornamental greyish-brown, exfoliating in patches to reveal brownish-orange younger bark on older trees. Young branches with numerous orange lenticels (pores).
Vigour / Longevity:
Full sun, tolerant of frost.
Adaptable and quite tolerant of urban conditions such as compaction, dryness and various pH values.
Soil / Drainage:
Performs best in moist, well drained soils. Tolerates wetness for short periods.
May require regular formative pruning for strong limb, trunk and crown structure.
Keep well watered throughout the warmer months.
Long term slow release fertiliser.
Pests / Diseases:
The species and its cultivars are highly resistant.
An adaptable Fleming’s selection with relatively even branching and a reasonably neat habit as compared to the species. A tough tree useful in smaller gardens as a feature tree.Street trees, avenue plantings, large parks and gardens.
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