Acer Cappadocicum 'Rubrum'
|Species||:||Acer Cappadocicum Rubrum|
|Common Name(s)||:||Cappadoci Maple|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest,Summer Interest,Autumn Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour,Large Leaves|
|Mature Size||:||Medium to Large (15-20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Parkland Trees|
Also known as the Caucasian Maple, this cultivar dates back to at least 1838 but remains rather uncommon.
It is a medium to large tree with a rounded habit. The young, dark red leaves turn green and then back to red, gold and yellow in autumn. This superb autumn colour lasts for many weeks.
Although best on moist, well drained soil, it is adaptable and flourishes in either full sun or light shade. It is best grown with a little shelter from strong winds. A good tree for avenues and verges, but not good where soil becomes compacted.
Mature height: 15-20m+