Scanlon Maple – Acer Rubrum Scanlon


: Acer rubrum ‘Scanlon,’ or the Scanlon Maple, is a medium to large-sized tree appreciated for its brilliant red fall foliage.

Acer rubrum ‘Scanlon,’ commonly known as the Scanlon Maple or Red Maple ‘Scanlon,’ is a cultivar of the red maple species. It is valued for its vibrant red fall foliage and adaptability to a range of growing conditions. Acer rubrum ‘Scanlon’ is a medium to large-sized deciduous tree that typically reaches a height of 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 meters) with a similar spread. It has an upright, rounded crown and a dense, symmetrical branching structure. The leaves are medium-sized and palmate, consisting of three to five lobes with serrated edges. During the spring and summer, the leaves are green in colour, providing a pleasing canopy. During autumn, the foliage transitions to a brilliant and vibrant shade of red, creating a stunning display of autumnal colour.
‘Scanlon’ Red Maple is known for its adaptability to various environmental conditions. It thrives in minus temperatures of up to -25 degree Celsius. This cultivar is versatile in terms of soil adaptability and can tolerate a variety of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils. It prefers full sun to partial shade for optimal growth and fall colour development. ‘Scanlon’ Red Maple is also known for its ability to withstand wet soil conditions and occasional flooding, making it a suitable choice for low-lying or poorly drained areas.
The vibrant red fall foliage of Acer rubrum ‘Scanlon’ makes it a highly sought-after ornamental tree. It serves as an excellent focal point in landscapes, gardens, or parks, adding a burst of colour during the autumn season. Its medium to large size, makes it suitable for larger gardens, parks, or open spaces where its beautiful crown and brilliant red foliage can be appreciated. Additionally, ‘Scanlon’ Red Maple can be used in group plantings or as a shade tree in residential settings, providing cooling shade in the summer months.
‘Scanlon’ Red Maple has moderate maintenance requirements. It benefits from regular watering, particularly during dry periods, to ensure optimal growth and foliage health. Mulching around the base of the tree helps retain soil moisture and control weed growth. Pruning is generally minimal and is primarily done to remove dead, damaged, or crossing branches. Regular inspections for common pests and diseases, such as aphids or leaf spot, are recommended to address any issues promptly.

1. Style

Full Standard, Half Standard, Boxhead, Espalier, Feathered, Mini Standard, Multistem, Pleached, Umbrella


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, 800-900cm, 900-1000cm

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, 50-55cm, 55-60cm, N/A

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Foliage Type



Non Native

Growth Height

Tall Growing

Growth Speed

Fast Growth






No Berries


Without Thornes


Mildly Toxic

Drought Tolerance


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Colourful Foliage


Leaf Size


Natural Growth Style




Hard Wood Cutback?


Soil Type?

Clay-Heavy, Sandy-Well Draining, Grows in most soil types

Natural Shape



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