Acer Campestre Carnival
Another small tree which will appeal to those with smaller gardens or those who want to stroll around the back and feel taller. With a 10 year height of around 4 metres and a 3 metre spread, this will be an easy tree to look after.
The densely branched tree is slow growing with young leaves appearing pink and then turning a pleasing cream colour on the outside and a light to mid-green colour in the middle. Suitable for pot or container growing and will tolerate wet conditions.
The winged seeds are anywhere between seconds to minutes of fun for the grand kids depending on their sugar intake.
It is possible to have all white leaves but these rarely survive and the branch can die back.
With such striking features, it is no wonder the RHS gave it their Award Of Garden Merit.
Pale leaf Acer foliage can be prone to drying out in high temperatures and is nothing to worry about. This can be exacerbated when left in a box for a day or two with the couriers during the Summer.
Acer Campestre Carnival can be supplied at a height of 150cm -250cm in a 5 -20L container, which means that the tree has an already established root system and therefore this tree can be planted any time of the year. Expect a growth rate of around 30-45cm per year.
The options usually available are:
150-200cm : These are usually 2-3 years old and will be 150-200cm tall depending on weather and time of year purchased. Pruned to be Half Standard.
200-250cm : These are usually 2-3 years old and will be 200-250cm tall depending on weather and time of year purchased. Pruned to be Half Standard.
If the options available are less than those explained above then we are out of stock of that item.
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Planting Acer Carnival In Pots
Acer Carnival is suitable for growing in pots or containers although more maintenance is required in terms of watering and feeding.
Planting Acer Carnival
Choose a partial shade position if possible as long hot Summers can burn the leaves. Plant, in fertile and well draining soil which can be chalk or clay, in a location that doesn't get below minus 15 degrees centigrade. Alkaline soils are likely to give you the best results.
Remove any competing weeds and other plants within 100cm of your Acer Carnival planting spot. Dig a hole as deep as your pot but break up the bottom 5-10 cm to allow the roots to spread a little easier. The purists will tell you to make the hole square to reduce the chances of the roots spiralling round, this is your choice. Make the hole wider than the pot, this is to follow the same principle as breaking up the bottom. Try and plant so the top of the rootball soil is level with the garden soil as you need to avoid bark that was previously exposed to air being buried. If you go slightly deeper, you can always make it slightly "dished" by having the outer edges higher than the middle. This would promote water being directed towards the tree so remember that when watering.
Water well after planting, at least 20 litres spread around the whole root system. If planting in Summer, especially long hot ones, regular watering will be important. If the soil is dry for the top 10cm or so, it will be time to water.
Keeping nearby weeds down for the first few seasons will help the young Acer Carnival and this can be achieved with manual removal, mulching, decorative stones, agricultural matting or glyphosate (weed killer).
Pruning Acer Carnival
It is always best to prune when you are expecting a few days of dry weather as this aids in the pruning cut healing and reducing the ingress of infection. You should always cut out dead, diseased or crossed over branches but other than that, Acer Carnival can be hard pruned at anytime although hard pruning in Winter will increase leaf size.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.