Discovered in Eastern Canada in July 2002 and selected from a group of 6 random seedlings. Regal Petticoat Maple has undergone rigorous testing to verify it's hardiness, soil adaptability, disease (Rhytisma acerinum fungus for example), pest susceptibility, salt and drought tolerance throughout North America since discovery. The species pseudoplatanus is noted for its tolerance of wind, urban pollution and salt spray, which makes it a popular tree for planting in cities, along roads treated with salt in winter, and in coastal localities. It is cultivated and widely naturalised north of its native range in northern Europe, notably in the British Isles and Scandinavia north to Tromso, Norway Reykjavik, Iceland; and Torshavn on the Faroe Islands. It now occurs throughout the British Isles, having been introduced in the 17th century.
In North America, escapes from cultivation are most common in New England, New York City and the Pacific Northwest. It is planted in many temperate parts of the Southern Hemisphere, most commonly in New Zealand and on the Falkland Islands. "I have a piece of good news to brighten your day. On Monday, I was at our valley farm and looked at the 1 year old Tunpetti (Regal Petticoat Maple). We had an early, hard freeze (by Oregon standards). Spaethii (the ONLY other commercially produced bi-color maple tree) shows considerable freeze damage on the trunk which will kill a number of trees, but there is no damage on Tunpetti. This is confirmation of your hardiness claim from a very different climate and growing condition I really like to see confirmation from different environments, as it indicates broad adaptability of the cultivar." J. F. Schmidt (Contract Grower)
Production facilities for Regal Petticoat Maple are currently located in Oregon USA, and Ontario Canada with further production scheduled to commence in Central and Eastern United States as well as Eastern and Western Canada. Our production is set to increase our numbers to several hundred thousand 20 gallon Regal Petticoat Maple trees by the mid 2000's. We are also exploring the possibility of producing a larger caliper commercial grade tree as well as a smaller cash and carry grade. Because of Regal Petticoat Maple's growth habit we will also consider a multi stemmed form to be used as screening and wind breaks. In addition to our in house plans Regal Petticoat Maple is part of a joint Canada/United States departments of highways study to verify Regal Petticoat's salt spray and soil saturation tolerance.
The patent number is: USPP 17537 P3 Trademarks: Tunpetti Corp, Regal Petticoat Plant Breeder's Rights: Canada Regal Petticoat Maple is the first maple variety to have its DNA sequenced to provide its own unique DNA fingerprint. Test and Fingerprint created at Vineland Research Station, Vineland, Ontario, Canada.For fouther information please contact Tunpetti Corp. This data validates the uniqueness of Regal Petticoat Maple further supports the patent, plant breeders rights, and trademark protection.
An exciting improvement over Acer Pseudoplatanus Spaethii this seedling discovered in eastern Canada in 2002 has shown superior leaf colouration in spring, summer (dark glossy green with a deep velvety purple underside), and an incredible fall colour : leaves turning aspen yellow on top and bright magenta pink on the underside accented with with reds, oranges, and salmons. Great for urban and commercial settings this salt tolerant variety matures to a beautiful specimen that provides the landscape with a tree of superior disease resistance.
Acer Pseudoplatanus varieties are planted for timber production; the wood is white with a silky lustre, and hard-wearing, used for musical instrument making, furniture, wood flooring and parquetry. Occasional trees produce wood with a wavy grain, greatly increasing the value for decorative veneers. The wood is a medium weight for a hardwood, weighing 630 kg per cubic metre. It is a traditional wood for use in making the backs, necks and scrolls of violins. The wood is often marketed as rippled sycamore. Its uses are mainly indoor due to its perishability when in contact with soil. The flowers of acer pseudoplatanus produce abundant nectar, which makes a fragrant, delicately flavoured and pale-coloured honey. It is also used as a species for medium to large Bonsai, in many areas of Europe where some fine specimens can be found.
As Regal Petticoat gains acceptance as a superior versatile cultivar market expansion will provide greater access to these beautiful trees. The list of quality vendors is increasing rapidly to facilitate Tunpetti Corp's production schedule. The future for Regal Petticoat Maple will rival and exceed many of today's most popular tree cultivars!
My name is Paul Gagnon, and as president of Tunpetti Corp I am pleased to introduce you to the Regal Petticoat™ Maple: a spectacular new cultivar of one of North Americas favorite tree varieties!
I saw the Regal Petticoat™ Maple for the first time in 2002, and right away believed I was looking at something very special. With assistance from many industry experts, Tunpetti Corp diligently conducted extensive research on our discovery. We are delighted to report that Regal Petticoat™ Maple is indeed a unique new cultivar of maple tree.
In addition to its signature leaf and distinctive spring, summer and fall coloring we have discovered that Regal Petticoat™ Maple offers exceptional salt and drought tolerance, as well as superior disease and pest resistance. Regal Regal Petticoat™ growth habit and broad range hardiness make Regal Petticoat Maple a great alternative to other well known shade tree varieties including ash, oak, elm, pear and linden.
Tunpetti Corp has secured the patent, trademark, plant breeders rights and DNA fingerprint for the Regal Petticoat™ Maple enabling Tunpetti Corp to monitor and ensure Regal Petticoat™ Maples authenticity throughout the production cycle therefore maintaining the highest standard of quality!
After several years of developing and observing the Regal Petticoat™ Maple to verify its attributes, Tunpetti Corp in co-operation with our quality vendors is ready to introduce this beautiful tree to market. We are very excited to offer Regal Petticoat™ Maple to augment greener, more attractive communities throughout North America and beyond!
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. With our growing number of supply chain partners we look forward to bringing this truly exceptional maple cultivar to the world for many years!
President, Tunpetti Corp