Acer campestre 'Puncticulatum'

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Acer campestre 'Puncticulatum'
Genus Acer
Species Acer campestre
Cultivar 'Puncticulatum'
Origin Germany

Acer campestre 'Puncticulatum', or Weeping Speckled Field Maple, is a weeping tree and a cultivar of Acer campestre, the Field Maple. It was first described by Schwerin in 1893. No trees are known to survive of this cultivar.

Description[edit]

A weeping tree without a true leader and with pendulous branches forming an umbrella shape similar to A. campestre 'Pendulum' but with leaves speckled and blotched with white like the cultivar 'Pulverulentum'.

Accessions[edit]

This cultivar used to be cultivated in Germany and England. The last record, dating from 1925, was from a specimen cultivated at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Synonymy[edit]

  • Acer campestre f. puncticulatum Schwer, (1893) [1]
  • Acer campestre var. pendulum-foliis-variegatis G.Nicholson (1902).
  • Acer campestre var. pendulum-variegatum G.Nicholson (1925).
  • Acer campestre pendulum pulverulentum hort.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Govaerts, R., Michielsen, K. & Jablonski, E. (2011). Untraced Weeping Broadleaf cultivars: an overview. Belgische Dendrologie Belge 2009: 19-30.