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Acer platanoides 'Royal Red'

Norway maple 'Royal Red'

A fast-growing large deciduous tree with purple-red lobed leaves turning orange/deep yellow in autumn. Bright yellow-green flowers open in spring just before the leaves.

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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
Wider than 8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green Pink
Summer Purple Red
Autumn Yellow Orange
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Sapindaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems

Name status

Unresolved

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a moist but well-drained soil in good light for the best colour. For further information, see our advice on tree cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids and Horse chestnut scale

Diseases

May be susceptible to Verticilllium wilt

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