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Acer rubrum ‘Scanlon’

Red maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & May
  • Height10m to 12m
  • Spread4m
  • Growth HabitTall arching
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourDark green, red-orange

Description

Acer rubrum ‘Scanlon’ (Red maple). This is a columnar form of Acer rubrum with characteristic dark green, glossy foliage which turns bright orange-red in autumn, particularly on acid or neutral soil. Clusters of small, red flowers decorate the bare branches in springtime.

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 neutral, well drained soil and sun. Fully hardy. Does not tolerate coastal conditions.

Propagation

Grafting, cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf-hoppers.

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