The Red Maple tree, Acer rubrum is big, vigorous and upright. It makes a great screening tree for a big garden and will give the best display of autumn colour when it is growing on heavy clay in full sun.
Red Maple trees can reach a height of about 30 metres.
Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy younger Red Maple saplings here.
Browse all of our other varieties of Maple Trees & Hedging plants for sale here.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
General description of Red Maple trees:
The Red Maple tree, Acer rubrum, is a large, upright tree with dark green leaves that turn a fantastic scarlet red in the autumn. During winter, the red-brown young twigs provide some interest. In early spring, before the leaves have emerged, the tree is covered in puff-balls of red and warm orange flowers.
History & uses of Acer rubrum
This American tree was imported to Europe in the 1650's.