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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid 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

ACER rubrum 'Brandywine'

ACER rubrum 'Brandywine'

Canadian maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple

excellent autumn colour, bright to purplish-red.

 
Whip
£35.00  
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Available again FEBRUARY 2024 - fresh stock in late winter
H/Std
£80.00  
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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
£35.00 each 
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Available again FEBRUARY 2024 - fresh stock in late winter
Large
£80.00 each 
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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

 
Whip
£35.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2024 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
H/Std
£80.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
ACER rubrum 'Scanlon'

ACER rubrum 'Scanlon'

Canadian maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple

broadly columnar habit and excellent autumn colour

 
Whip
£35.00 each 
Notify me when this plant is available to order
Available again FEBRUARY 2024 - fresh stock in late winter
H/Std
£80.00 each 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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