Acer Cappadocicum Rubrum

 

Caucasian Maple, Remains rather uncommon. It is a medium to large tree with a rounded habit. The new, dark red leaves turn green and then back to red, gold and yellow in autumn. Provides superb autumn colour lasts for many weeks. It is best grown with a little shelter from strong winds. A ideal tree for avenues and verges. Height: 15-20m+

 

Although best on moist, well drained soil, it is adaptable and flourishes in either full sun or light shade. Not Good for very compacted soils.

 

General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring