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Brandywine Maple Tree - 2 Gallon Pot
Brandywine is a beautiful red maple with bright red leaves in fall that turn to a deep purple-red as they age. Brandywine is about half the size of the larger growing Acer rubrum cultivars, which lends well to its use in smaller landscapes and spaces where the larger maples won't fit. Due to its parentage, Brandywine is a fast grower adding 3-4 feet in height per year. Get all the details below

Brandywine Maple Tree - 2 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 2 GALLON POT

Brandywine Maple
Acer rubrum  'Brandywine'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b   Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

A super fast growing hybrid red maple tree with a more narrow canopy, the Brandywine Maple is a cross of Acer rubrum 'October Glory' and Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'. The result is a mid-size maple tree with beautiful dark green leaves that turn bright red in the fall and fading gradually to a brilliant purple-red before dropping for the winter. Due to its parentage, the Brandywine Maple is a fast grower adding 3 to 4 feet in height per year, growing to about half the size of the species with a more upright, narrow form to only 15 feet wide or so, which makes it ideal for use in smaller landscapes or to line a street or driveway. Brandywine Maple is sure to add exceptional beauty to your landscape while also substantially increasing the value of your property.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 25 to 30 feet in height and 15 or so feet wide at maturity, the Brandywine Maple is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or to line a street, driveway or property line. Its narrower canopy lends well for use as a shade tree in small to medium size landscapes and to frame the corners or tall homes or other buildings. A fine addition to bird gardens and the Xeriscape (low water needs).

Suggested Spacing:  10 to 12 feet apart for solid screen; 20 feet or more apart for space between trees



Cultural Preferences

The Brandywine Maple is very easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil of average fertility and in full sun to part shade. Established trees are quite drought tolerant. We've seen absolutely no problems with insects or disease and deer won't touch it.




Helpful Articles

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b   Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Tree
Height at Maturity:  25-30'
Width at Maturity:  12-15'
Suggested Spacing:  10-12' feet apart for solid screen; 20' or more apart for space between trees
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Oval
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  -
Flower Size:  -
Flowering Period:  Spring
Fragrant Flowers:  -
Foliage Color:  Medium to Dark Green turning Red-Purple in fall.
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Fruit: No
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sandy (amended), Silt 
Soil Drainage / Moisture:  Well drained, moist
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.0 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Birds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Drought (when established), Dry Soil, Heat, Sun, Disease, Deer



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