Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive, well-drained neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast
- Flowering period: April to May
- Flower colour: red
- Other features: brilliant red in autumn tints
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This magnificent tree is still rarely seen here in the UK, but it is a real head-turner - especially in autumn when the attractive, lobed green leaves turn spectacular shades of red and purple. This autumn colouring starts early, lasts for a long time, and is intensified if the tree is grown on acidic soils. It is a reasonably large tree, but it has an upright, oval shape, so it can be placed in medium to large-sized gardens with ease.
- Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.
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Q:Is there an evergreen Acer?
Could I just ask if there is an Acer that is not 'deciduous' but 'evergreen'?Asked on 3/14/2005 by Susan McGarragh
A:Sadly not as all Acers are deciduous.Answered on 3/16/2005 by Crocus
By November the garden is well and truly dormant, so it’s a good time to prune many deciduous garden trees. As for October, prune newly planted trees to remove any damaged growth and help balance the shape of the canopy as well as maintain a dominant mainRead full article