Acer truncatum x platanoides in south

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  1. ToddTheLorax

    ToddTheLorax Active Member

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    Does anyone have one of the acer truncatum platanoides hybrids in the south? Do they do ok it hot climates? I ask because the shantung maple does do well here.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Might depend on which one is planted.

    Autumn color will be best in areas of the country where the season is long and moderate.

    http://bailey.virtual-services.net/presslib/info/2214/description

    Heat tolerance is the distinguishing characteristic of this Acer truncatum hybrid. Its foliage resembles that of Crimson King, but its form is more upright and compact. Thanks to the Acer truncatum parentage, it flourishes in the summer heat where few purple leafed plants will grow

    http://www.jfschmidt.com/introductions/crimsonsunset/index.html
     

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