Red maple

Acer rubrum

Red maple - Acer rubrum

Common Name: Red maple
Genus: Acer
Species: rubrum

The Latin translation of the word Acer refers to the texture and strength of the wood that plants in this Genus produce.

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 20.00 m (2000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Deeply lobed dark green leaves turning brilliant red in autumn and tiny clusters of red spring flowers. This beautiful round-headed red maple makes an excellent ornamental feature in a large garden. Although the tree tolerates some lime the best autumn colour is achieved on fertile moisture- retentive neutral to acid soil in full sun.

  • Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required. Remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in April when the plant is in full growth.


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