Acer crataegifolium 'Veitchii'
Veitch Hawthorn Maple
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, after many years 10-13 ft (3-4 m) tall; branches almost horizontal, in the sun young branches are bright orange-red. Leaves opposite, simple, almost unlobed, pink variegated, but some specimens have white variegation; purple and crimson-pink in fall.
- Part shade, moist soil. Has a tendency to revert to nonvariegated foliage, such branches must be removed to maintain the variegated appearance.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5)6 From Veitch nursery in England, introduced in 1881. Variegated cultivars similar to ‘Veitchii’ are ‘Hillieri’ and ‘Meuri-kaede-nofuiri’ (Jacobson, 1996).
- Federal Way, Washington: Rhododendron Species Garden.