Red Maple Hedging – Acer Rubrum


Acer Rubrum, commonly known as Red Maple, is a spectacular choice for gardeners seeking to infuse their landscapes with vibrant colours and a dynamic presence.


Red Maple Hedging: Acer Rubrum’s Fiery Charm

Add a Burst of Color to Your Garden with the Vibrant Red Maple

Introduction Acer Rubrum, commonly known as Red Maple, is a spectacular choice for gardeners seeking to infuse their landscapes with vibrant colours and a dynamic presence. Celebrated for its breathtaking seasonal transformations, this deciduous tree adds a dramatic flair to hedging and garden borders.

Seasonal Splendor Spring and Summer Beauty: In spring, Red Maple announces its presence with red flowers and winged seeds, which give way to a lush canopy of green leaves. Throughout the summer, its dense foliage provides cool shade and a refreshing green hue.

Autumnal Fireworks: Acer Rubrum truly shines in autumn, transforming into a stunning display of reds, oranges, and yellows. This fiery spectacle makes it an ideal choice for adding seasonal interest and color to your garden.

Growth and Habitat Adaptable Growth: Red Maple can reach heights of 40-60 feet, making it an excellent choice for large hedges or as a striking standalone specimen. It has a relatively fast growth rate and adapts well to a variety of soil conditions.

Wildlife Haven: The tree’s flowers are an early nectar source for bees, and its seeds are favored by birds and small mammals, adding ecological value to its ornamental appeal.

Care and Maintenance Site Selection and Planting: Red Maple thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil but is adaptable to different soil types.

Pruning and Upkeep: Minimal pruning is required to maintain its natural shape. However, occasional trimming can encourage denser foliage for hedging purposes.

Landscape Applications Versatile Use: Red Maple is ideal for creating vibrant hedges, lining driveways, or as a focal point in large gardens. Its tall stature and robust canopy make it a natural choice for creating privacy screens.

Year-Round Interest: With its seasonal color changes and attractive bark, Acer Rubrum provides interest throughout the year, enhancing the beauty and diversity of any garden setting.

Conclusion Red Maple Hedging is a dynamic and colorful addition to any garden. Its seasonal transformations and low-maintenance nature make it a favourite among gardeners and landscapers alike.

Learn more about Acer Rubrum on its Wikipedia page and find more options for your garden at


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Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Tall Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing








Colourful Foliage?


Hard Wood Cutbacks?


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