There are many different types of acer, from the smaller types, such as the very popular Acer Palmatum (Japanese Maple) grown in many gardens, to the large maple trees that can grow up to 45 m in height. Most species have palmate leaves that are lobed (usually 3 – 9 lobes). The flowers, which are green, yellow, orange or red, in racemes, umbels or corymbs, appear in early Spring, and are followed by fruit, – samaras – or “helicopters”, “whirlybirds” “maple keys” or “polynoses” due to the way they spin as they fall in Autumn. ‘Acer Rubrum’, Native to North America, and common there, has twigs, leaves and flowers and seeds that are all, to a certain extent, red, but it is best known for brilliant red foliage in Autumn. The leaves are 2-4″ long, palmate with 3 or 5 lobes and a serrated edge. The clusters of red flowers usually appear before the leaves, in early Spring. ‘Acer Rubrum’ is the tree from which maple syrup is harvested. New:Acers (maples) are trees and shrubs grown mainly for their colourful foliage. Many varieties are the trees and shrubs responsible for spectacular Autumn colours.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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