Maple Burgundy Belle #15

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Maple Burgundy Belle #15
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October Special Burgundy Belle Maple!  An oval, native shade tree valued for its consistently rich reddish to wine-burgundy fall colors, showy clusters of red flowers appear on branches in early spring before leaves appear. Green leaves are lobed, turning a rich burgundy in the fall. Red samaras (edible helicopter seeds) are produced in late spring. Its furrowed silver bark and brick red branches add interest to the landscape. Relatively low maintenance. It grows at medium rate to 50' tall x 45' wide & requires full sun & requires moderate water.

Botanical Name: Acer rubrum 'Magnificent Magenta'

A fine shade tree valued for its consistently rich reddish to wine-burgundy fall colors, showy red flowers appear along the bare branches in early spring, compact, uniformly rounded habit of growth; intolerant of alkaline soils

Burgundy Belle Red Maple will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water.  It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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