Red Maple – Acer rubrum

$3.15

Neat shade tree with wonderful,deep scarlet autumn foliage.

Grown mainly for its foliage colour, this species does well as a bonsai. A fast grower when young, with strong wood and attractive bark, this species takes well to regular pruning and leaf size can be reduced through leaf stripping every three years - an absolute winner all year round!  

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Grown mainly for its foliage colour, this species does well as a bonsai. A fast grower when young, with strong wood and attractive bark, this species takes well to regular pruning and leaf size can be reduced through leaf stripping every three years - an absolute winner all year round!  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Medium

Bonsai Styles

Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Part Shade

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

A medium sized tree to 25m, this species is native to many parts of North America. Aptly named the Red Maple, its flowers, petioles, twigs and seeds are all red to varying degrees. It has a fairly rounded crown shape with good leaf cover and it is widely grown as a feature tree or shade tree.

Propagation

Also referred to as the Swamp Maple, this species is one of the most widely distributed trees in North America being found from Quebec down to near Miami. As such it is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions and can handle frost as well as heavy, wet and acidic soils. It can manage short periods of drought but prefers a moist soil.

Common Name:Red Maple
Scientific Name:Acer rubrum
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 75
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Part Shade
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Red
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:25-50m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

A medium sized tree to 25m, this species is native to many parts of North America. Aptly named the Red Maple, its flowers, petioles, twigs and seeds are all red to varying degrees. It has a fairly rounded crown shape with good leaf cover and it is widely grown as a feature tree or shade tree.

Propagation

Also referred to as the Swamp Maple, this species is one of the most widely distributed trees in North America being found from Quebec down to near Miami. As such it is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions and can handle frost as well as heavy, wet and acidic soils. It can manage short periods of drought but prefers a moist soil.

Product Details
Common Name:Red Maple
Scientific Name:Acer rubrum
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 75
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Part Shade
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Red
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:25-50m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants