A very adaptable small to medium tree that is well suited for public urban settings as well as a residential accent; slow growing and excellent as a shade tree in narrow areas; produces fewer seeds than typical, and has improved bright yellow fall color
Other Names: Field Maple
What Makes it Special?
Metro Gold Hedge Maple has dark green deciduous foliage on a tree with an oval habit of growth. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.
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Metro Gold Hedge Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Planting & Growing
Metro Gold Hedge Maple will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Metro Gold Hedge Maple