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Acer Rubrum (Red Maple)

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Acer rubrum (red maple)

Acer Rubrum (Red Maple)


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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
Flower colour: yellow
Other features: brilliant red in autumn tints
Hardiness: fully hardy
Deeply lobed, dark green leaves turning brilliant red in autumn and tiny clusters of red spring flowers. This beautiful, round-headed, red maple makes an excellent ornamental feature in a large garden. Although the tree tolerates some lime the best autumn colour is achieved on fertile, moisture- retentive, neutral to acid soil in full sun.Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.

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