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8.‘Armstrong’ Red Maple

Acer rubrum x A. saccharinum ‘Armstrong’

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
Best in zone 8
Height:
50 – 70
Spread:
15
Habit:
Distinctly upright with tree gradually spreading out in old age
Light:
Best in sun or partial shade<
Soil:
Very tolerant of soils; acidic and moist conditions preferable
Flowers:
red
Fruit:
often reddish, maturing to brown winged fruit
Landscape use:
Excellent specimen tree for lawn, park or street; plant in groups for best effect; may be used in confined spaces or as avenue trees
History:
‘Armstrong’ is a cross between Acer rubrum and Acer saccharum
Pests\Problems:
Pests: leaf hoppers and borers can cause considerable damage
Significant Features:
Beautiful silver-grey bark; rapid growth; extremely long petioles