Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'

Brandywine® Red Maple

This cultivar is frequently requested in our marketplace. An autumnal bonus is that the purple-red color often displays for up to two long weeks! If you don't like fruit on red maples, then Brandywine is a good choice as the flowers are male and thus won't produce any fruit. Parentage is October Glory® bred with Autumn Flame®.

Category: Medium shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 4 to 9
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Vibrant medium red to dark red; fall color is long lasting, at about 2 weeks
Flower: Small red flowers create a red glow in late winter; flowers are male
Fruit: None, because is a male tree
Bark: Silver-gray
Winter Interest: Red flowers start glowing in late winter
Texture: Medium
Shape: Oval
Mature Size: 40' tall by 30' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Acer rubrum Brandywine is heat and drought tolerant; withstands compacted soils of poor sites
Native Habitat: Native to Eastern US