Armstrong Red Maple

Acer rubrum Armstrong

Family :
Aceraceae
Origin :
Horticultural
Hardiness Zone :
4b
Light requirement :
Full sun
Height at maturity :
15 m
Spread at maturity :
5 m
Crown shape :
Erected; fastigiate.
Roots :
Superficial
Spacing requirement from power lines :
5 m
Growth rate :
High
Tolerance to road salt :
High
Tolerance to pollution :
Low
Common problems (disease, fungus, insects) :
Few pathological problems; Sensibility to chlorosis due to trace element deficiency.
Special comments :
Upright and fastigiate shape; To be planted in a humid soil; Water frequently without soaking the ground around for the 3 first years.

LEAVES

Light green leaves in summer;
Vivid red or yellow in fall;
3 to 5 lobs.

FLOWERS

In clusters;
Red;
Earlier than leafing.

FRUITS

red double-winged samara in spring.

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