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Red Maple –
Acer rubrum (latin)
Area of origin: Eastern region of North America. Introduced in 1656.
Adult Dimensions : Height up to 25m (82'), width up to 15m (49.2').
Foliage : Deciduous.
Soil Type : Moist and rich in organic matter. Dislikes lime.
Hardiness: Hardy to -32°C. Avoid climates that are too dry
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.
Red Maple - Acer rubrum
Red Maple - Acer rubrum
Characteristics and Uses:
It is the fantastic bright red foliage in autumn that gives this beautiful tree its name. Very impressive when planted in rows, and to create beautiful avenues, but equally attractive planted alone in the garden.
List of Maples:
Amur Maple (Acer ginnala), small tree, rapid growth
Box Maple (Acer negundo)
Field Maple (Acer campestre), extremely beautiful autumn colours
Italian Maple (acer opalus), its foliages turns yellow in the autumn
Montpellier Maple (acer monspessulanum), extremely beautiful spreading shape
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides), extremely beautiful autumn colours
Paper Bark Maple (Acer griseum), unusual bark, beautiful autumnal foliage
Père David's Maple (Acer davidii), light soil, attractive bark
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum), will even grow in flooded land in winter
Snake bark Maple (Acer pennsylvanicum), unusual bark, yellow foliage in the autumn
Sugar Maple (acer saccharum), red tint in the autumn
Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus), extremely resistant to pollution, beautiful yellow foliage in the autumn
Trident Maple (acer buergerianum), dislikes chalk, beautiful autumn colouring, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
Vine maple (Acer circinatum), its foliage is very original becoming a lovely orange red in the autumn.

Japanese Maples, small decorative tree, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
See the Maples catalogue
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