People just love the bold fall color of the Red Maple leaves. But they don't like the winged seeds clogging up their gutters, or the huge size of the Silver Maples.
Brandywine Maple Tree ((Acer rubrum 'Brandywine') is one of the most desireable Maples for fall color. It's consistent from year to year.
You'll love the vivid autumn color display that slowly changes from summer green to blaze orange, and finally deepens into the most amazing scarlets and luscious purples. The fall color holds for several weeks, a glorious end to your growing season.
Go ahead and make your neighbors jealous! Brandywine Maple will be one of the most beautiful trees on your block or in your neighborhood. Get ready to have people slow down and stare!
Not only is the breathtaking fall color a fantastic feature, you'll also love the pretty shape. With limbs held upright, the canopy gradually develops into a rounded oval.
You won't need to prune much to create this lovely outline, either. Brandywine grows nicely into that pleasing form all by itself!
Brandywine is easy to care for. This male selection was developed by the US National Arboretum and it does not produce any seed.
Yes, you read that right. Brandywine doesn't produce those annoying whirlybirds (maple seeds are technically called samaras). No hassles with gutter cleanout, no baby Maple trees popping up everywhere.
It also thankfully shows superior pest resistance. Great color, shape, no seeds or pests. Win, win, win, win! No wonder people love this tree.
Brandywine also has sterile red flowers in spring and the new leaves are red-tinged. And it has lovely, smooth, light-gray bark when young that transforms to a deeper gray as it grows. The branch structure is well-balanced and looks good in wintertime.
If you have a suburban lot, you're in luck. The Brandywine Maple is not too large or too small. This medium-sized tree is an ideal choice for modern yards.
Order yours today to start your journey with this delightful and attractive tree! We sell out of this popular seedless variety each year. Don't hesitate, or you might miss out.
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This is the perfect lawn tree, or specimen. Plant it where you'll see it from your deck, or from your windows.
Plant it at least 30 feet away from sidewalks and driveways. Maple roots are shallow, so give them the space they need to spread out and support your Brandywine.
Why not use it as an anchor in a planting bed near a rustic outdoor entertainment area? Add a fire pit, a hammock stand and several hammock chairs. Underplant your tree with evergreen shrubs and Ornamental Grasses for an outstanding display.
Add several to a mixed shelterbelt or windbreak for a gorgeous fall display. Use one near the edge of a pond to catch that magnificent reflection.
If you have the room, consider planting an informal grove of 3, 5 or 7 trees. Use a loose zig-zag, and vary the spacing between trees from 12 to 20 feet for the most natural look. Leave room for a nature path between two of your trees.
Add a special bench seating arrangement nearby! We hope you'll be inspired by this beautiful deciduous tree in your space. Give it room to grow, and you'll be thrilled with it.
Give Brandywine Maple full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. The more sun, the more color!
This easy-care selection of Red Maple prefers a deep, rich, moist soil. Ideally, the soil should be well-drained and slightly acidic.
If you have heavy soil that holds water for extended periods of time, create a mound by heaping additional soil 18 inches tall by 3 feet wide. You can plant directly in that mound. Edge your mound to create a raised bed, if you prefer.
Apply a 3 inch layer of mulch to young trees, and spread it 3 feet outside the canopy. Pull the mulch away from the tree trunk by several inches. You'll easily keep the root systems nice and cool, and slowly work to improve your soil.
Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. You'll need to add supplemental water, if you don't receive enough rainfall.
Prune just after it leaves out in spring, if needed. This will prevent sap from dripping.
Enjoy that amazing, long-lasting red and purple fall color. What more could one want in a Maple? How about no seeds and a fantastic form!
Order your Brandywine Maple tree today.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'|
|Mature Height||40 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple|