Acer campestre 'Eastleigh Weeping'

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Acer campestre
Cultivar 'Eastleigh Weeping'
Origin England

The Field Maple Acer campestre cultivar 'Eastleigh Weeping' or Weeping Eastleigh Field Maple is a weeping tree that originated as a seedling at the Hillier & Son nursery, Ampfield, England and was released in 1980. No trees are known to survive of this cultivar.

Description[edit]

The tree is noted for its weak pendulous habit.[1] It is less pendulous than the other Field Maple cultivars 'Pendulum' and 'Green Weeping'.

Cultivation[edit]

As with the species, the cultivar thrives best in a semi shade position, on a fertile, well-drained soil. The tree is mentioned in several American websites, suggesting it was introduced to the USA. 'Eastleigh Weeping' no longer remains in commerce in the UK.

Accessions[edit]

The tree growing at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens died; no other accessions are known.

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Gelderen, D. M., de Jong, P. C., and Oterdoom, H. J. (1994). Maples of the World. Timber Press, Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-000-2.