The NEW Canadian Maple Tree
Making a BIG Difference
Description: A fast-growing hardwood maple tree able to thrive in a broad range of soil structures and chemistry owing to its unique fibrous erosion-minimizing root system and sturdy upright vase-shaped canopy.
Maturing at a height of 9 - 10 metres, it reaches a spread of 6 – 8 metres. Distributed throughout Canada, the United States and the European Union, Regal Petticoat® Maple’s attributes are now driving demand for this solution to the climate change challenge.
Botanical name: Acer pseudoplatanus Tunpetti
Co-founders: Barbara Ann and Paul Gagnon
History: Discovered in 2002 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Attributes: Hardy from USDA Zones 3 through 9, Regal Petticoat® Maple (RPM® ) has aesthetic appeal throughout the seasons. The new spring growth is copper coloured, embraced by elongated, crimson red bud caps producing a “Bird of Paradise” effect. In summer, this handsome tree has a glossy deep green leaf surface, with a velvety royal purple underside and magnificent fall colours accented with reds, oranges, yellows, pinks and salmon. Its ability to withstand the rigours of the urban environment makes it well suited for forestry, landscapes, parks and street-scapes. RPM® performs exceptionally well in hostile conditions such as salt spray, wind, heat, drought and has shown superior resistance to many maple diseases and pests, most notably Tar Spot (Rhytisma Acerinium). Certified and produced in a xylella fastidiosa free production facility.
Current Distribution: Canada, U.S.A., European Union.
Future Distribution: Greece, India
Grower Licensing Agreements: Available
Registrations: U.S. Plant Patent, USPP 17 537 p3. Trademarks: United States, Canada and European Union. Plant Breeder’s Rights: CAD – PBR 4058; EU PBR 41683
International Projects: Maples for Vimy
In April 2017, during the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge in France, 200 Regal Petticoat® Maple trees were planted as part of the “Vimy Centennial Maple Tree Collection” that created “Living Memorials of Honour” at Vimy Ridge and in 17 surrounding communities, that were protected by Canadian troops during the battle.
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