Acer camp. ‘Queen Elizabeth’ screening panel is a relatively recent introduction from America. It was bred on a nursery in Ohio in 1985. It is a selected form of the Common Field Maple which is a native to the United Kingdom. As a cultivar when planting a run of these screening panels you will get uniformity accross all of them.
Acer camp. ‘Queen Elizabeth’ is also very tolerant of pollution so it makes a great screening tree for urban areas. It is also tolerant of compacted soils and can be planted near to paving without any issues. It is tolerant of most soil types but prefers a humus rich free draining soil.
The leaves have three to five lobes to them the same as most other Acers. They are a darker green than the plant you would normally see growing in the wild. In the Autumn they turn a lovely golden Yellow.
Acer camp. ‘Queen Elizabeth’ screening panel is beneficial for bees and butterflies as a source of nectar from its small yellow green flower that appear in May.
|ASPECT||Coast Exposed||Coast Sheltered||Inland Exposed||Inland Sheltered||Heavy Shade|
|HEIGHT||Less then 1m||1-2.5m||2.5-5m||Over 5m|
|SOIL||Heavy Clay||Medium Loam||Light Sandy||Peat||Acid||Alkaline||Poorly Drained|
|HARDINESS||Hardy to -10°C||Hardy to below -10°C||GROWTH RATE||60cm per year|