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Acer campestre 'Eastleigh Weeping'

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.

Acer campestre
Cultivar'Eastleigh Weeping'
OriginEngland

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DescriptionEdit

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

CultivationEdit

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 United States. 'Eastleigh Weeping' no longer remains in commerce in the UK.

AccessionsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.