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Acer rubrum (Red Maple)

Canadian Maple

The average plant height is 180 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Trees
Height:15.00 m
Spread:8.00 m
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Wind
Garden uses:Avenues, Parks, Specimen
Garden styles:Alpine, Architectural, Coastal, Japanese, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Acer rubrum (Red Maple) Details

Commonly known as the Red or Canadian Maple, this is an outstanding and colourful, deciduous tree. The leaves emerge mid-green in spring, quickly age to dark green, then turn bright red and orange in autumn before falling. In spring, clusters of showy, red flowers are produced which result in red, winged seeds called samaras. It has an upright and broad growth habit, typically reaching 15 m tall and 8 m wide, and prefers a full sun position and a well-drained site. It will grow on a range of soil types but will struggle at the extremes of wet and dry. It is also tolerant of frost, cool climates, some wind, and coastal environments but will produce a better tree if it is protected while establishing. The Red Maple makes for a magnificent specimen and is ideal for adding to a mixed planting in a large garden, using in avenue plantings, or planting for shade.

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