A full standard tree; deciduous with a wide conical or rounded crown. 5-lobed leaves are initially an enthralling bright red, deepening to glossy blackish-red or purple through till autumn. Flowers in erect corymbs; the red calyx making a fine contrast to the yellow petals. Fruit in October: brown samaras with open wings. This is the most vigorous of the red-leaved Acer platanoides and is effective planted on its own or in groups. It is suitable for all gardens, avenues, streets and squares. Stick to the advice of pruning group 1 for this plant. The plant is prone to potential pests and diseases so keep an eye out for this. The maximum height of this plant is between 12 m – 15 m (39.3 ft – 49.2 ft) and the maximum width is between 6 m – 8 m (19.6 ft – 26.2 ft).
Latin Name: Acer Platanoides
English Name: Norway Maple Royal Red
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage: Large burgundy coloured leaves with five lobes
Flowering Period: Spring
Fruit: Bright red ‘keys’ developing from the spring flowers.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist but well-drained. Clay, Loam, Sand, Chalk
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -25 °C to -15 °C ( -13 °F to 5 °F)
Cultivation: Grow in a moist but well-drained soil
Propagation: Propagate by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types: Low Maintenance Architectural
Maintenance: Pruning group 1
Final Height: 12 m – 15 m (39.3 ft – 49.2 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 6 m – 8 m (19.6 ft – 26.2 ft)
Pests: Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Diseases: Verticillium wilt sometimes a problem
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