Red Maple tree (Acer rubrum)
Red Maple-Hardy tree, deep loped dark green leaves turning brilliantly red in autumn together with tiny clusters of red springs flowers. Makes an excellent specimen tree. As a landscape feature this is a good component of a mixed clump. It looks particularly good close to water. It requires very little routine maintenance. Any pruning should only be carried out in late summer. The life-span is seldom more than 150 years. The species appears to have arrived in Britain before 1656. A plant was recorded in Tradescants Fulham nursery in that year.
Average Growth Rate eventual height 12 meters x 8 meter spread
A tree of rapid growth. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. Will tolerate most soil types including chalky soils. A drift of red maples along a bank would be a notable feature.
Brilliant autumn colouring-flowering in April/May yellow flowers.