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Northern Glow Maple - New For 2019!

Acer 'Hasselkus'

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Northern Glow Maple (Acer 'Hasselkus') at The Growing Place

Northern Glow Maple

Northern Glow Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Northern Glow Maple (Acer 'Hasselkus') at The Growing Place

Northern Glow Maple foliage

Northern Glow Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Northern Glow Maple (Acer 'Hasselkus') at The Growing Place

Northern Glow Maple in fall

Northern Glow Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  24 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Acer pseudosieboldianum x palmatum

Description:

A lovely upright spreading ornamental tree with great form, producing deeply lobed summer foliage that matures to brilliant red in fall; a great accent tree for smaller home landscapes; very tough and cold hardy, resembles its Japanese maple parent

Ornamental Features

Northern Glow Maple has attractive dark green foliage with pointy light green spines which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange, scarlet and crimson in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Northern Glow Maple is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Northern Glow Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Northern Glow Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features