Acer Rubrum Trees

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'

£55.00

Acer rubrum is a beautiful round-headed deciduous maple tree and can be planted to give much pleasure as an ornamental in a large garden or field. Clusters of tiny red flowers appear on bare branches in spring followed by insignificant characteristic winged fruits.

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Botanical name

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'

Approx height when sent

1.5 – 1.75 metres 10L pot

Description

Acer rubrum is a beautiful round-headed deciduous maple tree and can be planted to give much pleasure as an ornamental in a large garden or field. Clusters of tiny red flowers appear on bare branches in spring followed by insignificant characteristic winged fruits.

Deeply lobed dark green leaves appear after the flowers which turn to glorious reds in autumn lighting up the garden with its brilliant colour.

This red Acer best autumn leaf colour is achieved when it is grown on its preferred fertile, moisture-retentive, neutral to acid soil in full sun. Acer rubrum will grow on most soils, chalk, clay, sand and loam and will tolerates some lime. It prefers full sun but is quite happy in partial shade and reasonably sheltered position. Not suitable for a small garden.

RHS Order of Garden Merit

Garden care: A top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring is helpful. No pruning is required, although one should remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.

Position: full sun or partial shade

Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive, well-drained neutral to acid soil

Rate of growth: average

Flowering period: April to May

Hardiness: fully hardy

Foliage: deciduous

Habit: columnar/upright

Height & Spread in 10 years: 7m x 4m

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