ACER rubrum

Commonly known as Canadian maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple

  • Deciduous
    3- or 5-lobed, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long, blue-white beneath.
  • Red
  • Height
    20m (70ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Round-headed to open-crowned tree. Produces erect clusters of tiny flowers.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

ACER rubrum

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grow in acidic soil for best colour
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, mites, scale insects, caterpillars, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch, honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    Eastern North America
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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Acers - Care Guide
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
Shrubs - Care Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
20m (70ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

Buy Varieties of ACER rubrum

 AWARD
ACER rubrum 'October Glory'

ACER rubrum 'October Glory'

Canadian maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple

glossy foliage which turns brilliant red in the autumn

 
Whip
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£70.00 each 
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.
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ACER rubrum 'Red Sunset'

ACER rubrum 'Red Sunset'

Canadian maple , Red maple, Scarlett maple, Swamp maple

upright habit and exceptional red autumn colour

 
H/Std
£70.00 each 
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.
ACER rubrum 'Scanlon'

ACER rubrum 'Scanlon'

Canadian maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple

broadly columnar habit and excellent autumn colour

 
H/Std
£70.00 each 
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.

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