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Maple trees

A genus of large stately trees, easy to grow, and often with spectacular autumn colours.

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    Aureum

    Aureum maple
    As the name suggests, this is a form of the Cappodician Maple featuring golden-green leaves which take on multiple tints in the autumn.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    Acer cappadocicum
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    Autumn Blaze

    Autumn Blaze maple
    Spectacular, bright orange red leaves.A hybrid of Acer rubrum /saccharnum.Height after 10yr 6m/20ft
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    Acer x Freemanii
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    Brandywine

    Brandywine is one of the best red maples for the UK climate, with a reliable display of fiery-red autumn colours.
    • Height after 10 years: 5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    Acer rubrum
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    Brilliantissimum

    Brilliantissimum maple
    A distinctive dwarf sycamore, named for the colour of its stunning pink spring leaves.
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    Acer pseudoplatanus
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    Carnival

    Carnival maple
    An attractive form of the Field Maple, featuring variegated leaves with white margins and light pink growing tips.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    Acer campestre
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    Crimson King

    Crimson King is a tree fast-growing maple with purple leaves which turn red in the autumn.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow / Crimson
    Acer platanoides
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    Drummondii

    Drummondii maple
    A popular form of the Norway Maple, characterised by its variegated leaves.
    • Height after 10 years: 5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
    Acer platanoides
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    Esk Sunset

    A small slow-growing sycamore maple featuring exotic pink green and white variegated leaves.
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    Acer pseudoplatanus
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    Field Maple

    The Field Maple makes a good specimen tree with attractive autumn colours, and is easy to grow.
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    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    Acer campestre
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    George Forrest

    A popular snake-bark maple, very attractive striated bark, and golden yellow autumn colours.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
    Acer davidii
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    October Glory®

    October Glory maple
    A well-named form of the North American Red Maple - the leaves turn a spectacular red in the autumn.
    • Height after 10 years: 5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    Acer rubrum
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    Paper-bark maple

    Paper-bark maple maple
    A medium-sized maple tree featuring characteristic peeling bark, and strong autumn colours.
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    Acer griseum
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    Phoenix

    One of the best Maples for winter colour, featuring striated bright red bark.
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
    Acer x conspicuum
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    Princeton Gold®

    Princeton Gold maple
    Princeton Gold is a versatile fast-growing form of the Norway Maple, named for its golden-green leaves.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
    Acer platanoides
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    Red Flamingo

    Red Flamingo maple
    A small snake-bark maple featuring brilliant red stems and variegated pink, white, and green leaves.
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
    Acer x conspicuum
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    Red Snakebark Maple

    Red Snakebark Maple maple
    One of the smaller maples, its main feature is the striated brown/red bark.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    Acer capillipes
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    Rubrum

    One of the best forms of the Cappadocian Maple, featuring a range of leaf colours from spring to autumn.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
    Acer cappadocicum
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    Scanlon

    An upright form of the popular red maple, with an attractive shape and reliable autumn colour.
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    • Height after 10 years: 5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    Acer rubrum
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    Silver Maple

    A large stately tree featuring attractive cut leaves which turn yellow and gold in the autumn.
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    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
    Acer saccharinum
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    Simon-Louis Freres

    Simon-Louis Freres maple
    A popular slow-growing medium-sized sycamore tree with very attractive variegated leaves.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    Acer pseudoplatanus
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    Sugar Maple

    Sugar Maple maple
    The Sugar Maple is the primary maple species used for producing maple syrup.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    Acer saccharum
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    Sun Valley

    A good example of the Red Maple, featuring fiery red autumn leaf colours.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    Acer rubrum


How to choose Maple trees

Maple trees are easy to grow and are suitable in most soils and situations. They are for the most part large garden trees, typically ranging from 6m-10m after 10-20 years. Some species are native to the UK, and most originate from Europe or North America.

Maples are grown primarily for their stately forms, and especially the often spectactular autumn colours that their leaves take on in the autumn. Although the maritime climate of the UK is not as conducive to the intense display of colours which characterises fall in the USA and Canada, many varieties have been developed which will produce reliable colours in the UK.

Most forms also produce green or dull red flowers in the spring, followed by small fruitlets - often winged seeds - in the autumn.

There are many different species of maple. Some of the most popular are Acer pseudoplatanus, commonly known in the UK as the Sycamore, Acer saccharinum - the Silver Maple, Acer campestre - the stately Field Maple, Acer griseum, the Paperbark maple with its distinctive bark, Acer platanoides - the colourful Norway Maple, and Acer rubrum - the colourful Canadian maple which features on the Canadian flag.