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Acer rubrum ‘Northwood’

Japanese maple

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Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in May

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Acer rubrum 'Northwood'
  • Common name: Japanese maple
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Foliage colour:

Green

The red maple, Acer rubrum, is a gorgeous maple native to north America. It has deeply lobed, dark green leaves, which turn a brilliant red in autumn. It’s ideal for growing as an ornamental tree in a medium to large garden, and is tolerant of most soils, but prefers moist, slightly acid conditions.

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Acer rubrum ‘Northwood’ is the ideal choice for British gardens as it needs cool weather and frost to develop the best autumn colour. 

How to grow Acer 'Northwood'

  • Plant size

    18m height

    12m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Acer 'Northwood' and wildlife

Acer 'Northwood' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Acer 'Northwood' poisonous?

Acer 'Northwood' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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