Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum'
  • Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum'

Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum'

£25.00

(Cappadocian Maple) Originally introduced in 1838, Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum' is a medium sized tree with blood-red or claret young leaves in spring.

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Originally introduced in 1838 this colourful tree remains uncommon in the United Kingdom and has blood-red or claret young leaves in spring. The older leaves gradually turn green and once again change colour in the autumn before falling, creating a rich & long-lasting tapestry of red and gold.

Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum' is a handsome garden tree with exciting, colourful leaves.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous
  • Habit: Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum' grows to be a medium sized, spreading tree with a rounded crown once mature.
    • Height: 18 m (60 ft) / [up to 8 m (26 ft) after 10 years]
    • Spread: 12 m (40 ft) / [up to 6 m (20 ft) after 10 years]
  • Notes: Occasional hard pruning of this Acer in spring will create a much lower, bushy plant with large amounts of spring foliage colour.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall), Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Windy & Exposed
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red

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