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Acer rubrum - 'October Glory' (Red Maple)

Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Acer rubrum - Cultivation Notes

This Acer will flourish in any fertile well drained soil. Plant in full sun / partial shade - avoiding very cold exposed areas. During winter trim shoots / branches that obscure trunk to reveal attractive bark, as well as all diseased dying and dead wood.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Acer rubrum:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest

Weaknesses of Acer rubrum

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants & trees with autumn colour / foliage
plants for pots and containers
architectural plants

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Common Missspellings: Asir, Acear, Aceia, Achea, Azea, Achia, Asire

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