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Acer rubrum ‘Schlesingeri’

Red maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & May
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread15m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourScarlet-red, orange-red, deep purple

Description

Acer rubrum ‘Schlesingeri’ (Red maple). This is a deciduous, round headed to vase-shaped, densely crowned tree. The leaves turn dark red very early in autumn and grow to 12 cms long. The leaf base is almost truncate. The autumn foliage colour is scarlet. Tiny, red flowers appear on bare wood in spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Eastern North America, 1880s.

Interest and use

Ornamental, shade, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterWet to moist

Cultivation

Needs full sun and well drained soil. Fully hardy. Does not tolerate lime-rich or shallow soils, nor coastal conditions.

Propagation

By grafting or from cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf-hoppers.

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