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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
red maple scarlet maple
swamp maple Canadian maple
Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems
A. rubrum is a round-headed tree growing up to 30m tall. In spring, tiny red flowers are borne in erect clusters before the appearance of dark green leaves with whitish undersides. The leaves turn bright red in autumn
E & C N America
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a moist but well-drained soil. Acid soils will give the best autumn colour
Propagate by seed and by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally trouble free but aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Generally trouble free but Verticillium wilt may be a problem
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