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Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum' Tree

Red Cappadocian Maple Trees
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Admired for its deep red spring foliage, ornamental tree Acer cappadocicum Rubrum produces a burst of rich colour in spring which transforms to green in the summer and then boasts stunning golden autumn colour. The attractive rounded shape of this small tree makes it ideal for smaller gardens and a beautiful specimen tree growing to approximately 5 x 4 metres in 20 years.

The Red Cappadocian Maple tree will prefer a sheltered position if possible, moist but well drained soil will be best and for the finest foliage colour full sun is ideal. If fabulous foliage is a must for your feature tree than this red Acer tree is sure to fit the bill.

AKA Red Cappadocian Maple, The Cappadoci Maple, Acer cappadocicum Rubrum

  • Common name: Red Cappadocian Maple
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Dark red leaves, turning green in summer and golden yellow in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to most soil types but prefers a moist, yet well-drained site

Planting Advice for Acer cappadocicum Rubrum Trees

Our pot grown Red Cappadocian Maple trees can be planted at any time of the year. Prepare your planting site by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and roughly 2x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend planting Red Cappadocian Maple trees with a staking kit. For single stakes, knock the stake in at an angle and use a buckle tie with a spacer to prevent chaffing. For more advice, visit the help section.

Aftercare Advice for Acer cappadocicum Rubrum Trees

If you’re planting Red Cappadocian Maple trees in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons and if your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard. Our complete planting kits contain an irrigation system, weed suppressing mulch mat and rabbit guard, as well as the rootgrow and staking kits mentioned above.

Pruning Acer cappadocicum Rubrum Trees

Similarly to many of our ornamental trees, Red Cappadocian Maple trees do not require a lot of pruning. Remove any damaged or diseased branches when the tree is in leaf or just after leaf fall. This will prevent bleeding, which although it is not detrimental, can look unsightly. When pruning, make sure to maintain an even framework, step back and assess your work and prune proportionately.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

Pre-orders
We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections
Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.

 

Plant Specification Form Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum' Form: Single stem tree Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot* Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum' Price £75 (inc VAT)
Single stem tree 150-200cm 12L pot* £75 (inc VAT)
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Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum' Form: Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 28L pot* Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum' Price £195 (inc VAT)
Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth approx 2.5-3.0m 28L pot* £195 (inc VAT)
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Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum' Form: Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth Size: approx 3.0-3.5m Root type: 45L pot* Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum' Price £215 (inc VAT)
Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth approx 3.0-3.5m 45L pot* £215 (inc VAT)
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