Sometimes called the Golden Maple, this is a variety of Cappadocian Maple with a interestingly varied leaf colour display. The leaves are rich red when young, before turning bright yellow and then green in summer. It has a tidy, dome shaped canopy of slender branches. It is best in a sunny location, where its changing display of leaf colour can be seen at its best advantage. Golden Maple is especially effective when planted in front of evergreen trees, where its bright, changing foliage will contrast well. It is not suitable for urban or exposed sites. Acer cappadocicum Aureum trees can reach a height of about 15 metres.
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How Standard Trees are Measured: All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height. Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us.
History & uses of Cappadocian Maple Aureum: Cappadocian Maples are native to Turkey, Iran and Eastern Europe. This variety was bred in Germany around 1914. It has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit.