Acer rubrum Brandywine

Brandywine maple leaves
  • Height 10 years: 5m-10m / 16ft-33ft
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints

Brandywine is a good example of the popular Red Maple (Acer rubrum).

Although our maritime climate is not conducive to the intense autumn leaf colour displays associated with this species in its native North America, Brandywine is one of the most reliable for autumn colours in the UK, and keeps its leaves longer in the autumn than others.

Brandywine trees for sale

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3-year Brandywine tree - in a 12L pot
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What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Acer Rub Brandywine canadian maple tree

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

Brandwine is a fast-growing tree, and noticeably more upright than most maples.

Brandywine characteristics


  • Attractive features: Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 5m-10m / 16ft-33ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Site conditions: Occasional drought
  • Useful for: Open spaces Specimen planting
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Flowering month: April
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also October Glory
    Acer rubrum
    October Glory
    A well-named form of the North American Red Maple - the leaves turn a spectacular red in the autumn.
  • Acer rubrum
    An upright form of the popular red maple, with an attractive shape and reliable autumn colour.
  • Acer rubrum
    Sun Valley
    A good example of the Red Maple, featuring fiery red autumn leaf colours.