Acer crataegifolium ‘Veitchii’

variegated hawthorn maple

Outstanding Qualities

The small leaves of this selection of hawthorn maple are delicately splashed and streaked with snow-white variegation. The showy leaves are interesting yet understated and do not overpower surrounding plantings. Variegated hawthorn maple is a great small to medium sized tree with bright green bark striped in blue-green and white that shines in the winter. The small leaves turn gold and orange in the fall and drop all at once making clean up easy. The upright vase shape is handsome in the garden and keeps branches up and out of the way.

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Acer palmatum ‘Seiryû’, Hosta ‘Patriot’, Rhododendron ‘Queen Alice’, Carex ‘Ice Dance’, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Great Color Contrasts: purple, red, orange, yellow, pink

Great Color Partners: green, white, silver

Culture Notes

The bright variegated foliage and the vibrant green stems keep their color best in open to dappled shade. Keep the main trunk protected from full sun to prevent splitting and damage during the winter. Provide a location with well-drained soil and occasional water during summer dry spells. Hawthorn maples have a lovely structure, and they require very little pruning to maintain their form.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: vase-shaped tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8

Sun/Light Exposure: open to dappled shade

Water Requirements: occasional watering