Acer palmatum Olsen’s Frosted Strawberry
$45.00 – $85.00
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Acer palmatum Olsen’s Frosted Strawberry is a pink cultivar with a frosted layer of white over the pink, hence the name. The leaves are reticulated showing dark green veins. This small, slow growing shrub-like maple may reach 4-5′ in 10 years. The spring leaves are hot-pink without the frosted look. During late spring they transition to the frosted pink color which holds through summer if planted in the right location. The right location is morning sun with afternoon shade. Around the October/November time of the year the color explodes into a fantastic scarlet-red finish. Considered a dwarf, this maple is a very nice selection for a water feature or a patio container. Good drainage with morning sun with afternoon shade is very important.
In areas of the country where summer time temps are consistently 100 degrees or better care should be taken to plant them in a shady location with only a little sun or dappled sun to prevent the leaves from burning. Other light colored leaf cultivars that require the same consideration are Shigitatsu sawa, Coral Pink, Peaches & Cream, First Ghost, Sister Ghost, Ghost Dancer, Tiger Rose and Miwa. Of course this is not the entire list as there are too many to identify in this section. Customers who live in these zones are most likely aware of this restriction. Once established this maple is hardy to -10 degrees – USDA zone 6.
First photo is courtesy of Buchholz Nursery showing spring color with limited sunlight. The remaining photos were taken by me at the nursery. The maples shown were either in a greenhouse or in my shade area so the lovely leaves are lighter pink tints because of less sun.
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