Brandywine (Red) Maple
Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'
Excellent Shade Tree, Specimen or Street Tree. Best of all it tolerates wet soil. Beautiful Autumn color
No serious insect or disease problems.
Do not prune or fertilize after July.
'Brandywine' has significant resistance to potato leafhopper.
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Specific epithet of rubrum meaning red is everywhere in evidence: red flowers in dense clusters in late March to early April (before the leaves appear), red fruit (initially reddish, two-winged samara), reddish stems and twigs, red buds, and, in the fall, excellent orange-red foliage color.
‘Brandywine' is a male selection (seedless) that typically grows to 25' tall over the first 12 years, eventually maturing over time to 35-50' tall. Leaves (to 4 1/2” long) with 3-5 lobes are green above and glaucous green with a blue-gray bloom beneath. Fall color is a brilliant scarlet that gradually turns reddish-purple. Fall color is more intense with more consistent quality red foliage color from year to year than what is typically found on species plants. 'Brandywine' is the result of a 1982 cross (Acer rubrum 'October Glory' x Acer rubrum 'Autumn flame') conducted as part of a U. S. National Arboretum research project. It was subsequently introduced into commerce in 1995.
Description courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens. 'Thank you'
|Height||35' - 60'|
|Spread||25' - 40'|
|Shape||Upright w/Oval to Round form|
|Primary Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Brilliant Scarlett Autumn color turns to deep Purply-red.|
|Flowering Season||March - April|
|Flower Color||(Abundant) Tiny Red Blooms in Spring before Leaves Appear|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to fast|
|Sun Preferences||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Water Preferences||Average to Wet: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||4 to 9|