Give your summer garden, a beautiful splash of colours with Acer ‘rubrum’ Summer Red tree. Also known as the Red Maple tree, it is a single-stemmed deciduous tree that initially grows ovate but matures to a more pyramidal cone form. This upright beauty contrasts brilliantly with the dark green leaves. It is definitely an exceptional eye-catcher that will enrich your garden!
Unlike other Acer ‘rubrum’, this one brings its reddish colours in the summer. But even in the autumn you will experience a real colour explosion when the leaf turns yellow.
This impressive variety shows itself in a dress of light reddish-brown young leaves and dark green full-grown leaves, throughout the summer. The attractive 5-lobed, glossy green leaves stay reddish over the summer and turn yellow in autumn. The older leaves that grow dark green provide excellent contrast. The tree flourishes in March with red flower umbels.
The Summer Red tree thrives in a nutrient-rich and moist soil. However, it has no special requirements but it does dislike calcareous soil or heavy clay. It can thrive even on drier sites, planted in a full sun to partial shade location.
Overall, the red maple 'Summer Red' proves to be undemanding, easy to care for and frost hardy. In fact, it is very frost hardy up to -25 degrees, which should be no problem for the maple. It does not tolerate strong winds and therefore requires protection against the same.
The red maple 'Red Sunset' is great for avenue, street and parks. Its grey and slightly furrowed bark makes it appear shiny as a single specimen in parks, larger home gardens or in avenues.
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