Seedling variant of uncertain parentage, found in an Adelaide Nursery.
15 - 20m x 10- 12m
A single trunked narrow domed tree when young, aging to a medium domed tree.
Opposite to three whorled, imparipinnate with 7 to 11 lanceolate leaflets, 60 -100mm x 1 -25mm, margin serrate, shiny dark green, turning claret red in autumn. Does not colour as well in warm areas the leaves age to a purple black.
Of no decorative value
A yellow/ brown single, elongate lanceolate samara in upright clusters, in autumn.
Bark / Trunk:
Branchlets have olive green bark and large, felty, brown black buds. The bark on the trunk becomes rough and grey with age.
Vigour / Longevity:
Moderately vigorous, long lived.
Needs sunny positions and a cool climate for best autumn foliage colour.
Hardy to - 5°C.
Soil / Drainage:
Better quality soils give the best results. Although hardy to any soil with reasonable drainage and reliable water in summer.
Train to a single leader when young, then let the natural habit develop.
Keep well watered to grow this tree vigorously to help establish a strong single leader.
Apply a complete fertiliser in late winter for spring growth till established.
Pests / Diseases:
Street tree, shade tree, avenue tree and autumn colour contrast tree.
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