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Brandywine

Brandywine maple leaves

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.

Acer rubrum

Brandywine maple trees for sale

  • 12-year pot-grown tree £34.95
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 23-year pot-grown tree £44.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)

How to grow

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

Brandywine characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Autumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright
    • Height after 10 years:5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
    • Flowering month:April
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Multiple tints
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Pruning:Do not prune
    • Growth rate:Fast
    • Site conditions:Occasional drought
  • Identification

    • 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
    Scanlon
    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.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Acer Rub Brandywine canadian maple tree