The Brandywine maple tree is a very attractive maple that has a neat appearance and is an effective choice for a lawn specimen, patio or shade tree. This autumn beauty is a brilliant medium-sized maple tree that is guaranteed to brighten up any landscape with its lush, red-purple foliage!
The Brandywine tree is a male selection so it can be planted without fear of numerous weedy seedling germinating after it’s flower in early spring. The tree also exhibits significant tolerance to leaf hopper, a potential pest of landscape red maples.
The United States National Arboretum developed Maple acer rubrum when crossing October Glory maple with Autumn Flame maple.
Brandywine Maple Tree Care
The Brandywine Maple Tree roots tolerate most soil conditions, with light to moderate moisture, and is quite dependable once established. Water young trees well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
The maple tree’s brilliant red fall color is more intense and consistent from year to year than other species. The red color will appear in late autumn and last until late winter when the leaves fall off. It is a deciduous tree.
Acer rubrum Brandywine prefers full sun but can tolerate some light partial shade depending on the planting site. Grows best across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 4-8.
Brandywine red maple tree is fast growing and can grow to be 25 to 35 feet tall and 15 to 25 feet wide at full maturity. The Brandywine maple growth rate is up to 3 feet per year. The best time to plant a maple tree is in early spring or early fall.
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Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'
- Shade Tree
- Fall color
- Fast growing
- Pest resistant