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Acer rubrum ‘Columnare’

Red maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & May
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread4m to 8m
  • Growth HabitTall thin oval
  • Flower ColourRed, (male flowers are yellowish)
  • Leaf ColourDark green, red, yellow, orange

Description

Acer rubrum ‘Columnare’ (Red maple). This is a slender, upright form of A. rubrum, which has the lobed, shiny, dark green foliage turning into fiery reds and yellows in autumn. It can grow up to 20 metres in height.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Eastern North America

Interest and use

Ornamental, shade, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterWet to moist

Cultivation

Needs well drained soil and sun.

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf-hoppers.

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