£45.00 – £72.50
Gift Wrap (£2.75)
Acidic, Clay, Most soils, Well-drained
Flowering in Apr, May
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
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’s 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.
Soil: Moist, well-drained chalk, sand, clay or loam
Lighting: Sun or partial shade
Position: North, east, south or west
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.
Height and Spread at Maturity: 7 metres x 4 metres
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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