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Acer pensylvanicum 'Erythrocladum' Tree

Red Branched Moosewood Maple Trees
  • £39.99 (ex VAT)
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This medium sized maple tree boasts spectacular red bark with white stripes and bright pink, young shoots. The attractive, green summer foliage turns buttery yellow in autumn before falling to reveal the striated architectural form.

Acer Pensylvanicum Erythrocladum will grow to 7 x 5 metres in 20 years and is suited to moist, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. This Red Branched Moosewood Maple, or Red Snake Bark Maple, is fairly slow growing so makes an ideal centerpiece for smaller gardens.

AKA Red Snake Bark Maple, Red Striped Maple, Red Bark Moosewood, Red Moose Maple, Red Moose Bark, Red barked maple, Acer pensylvanicum Erythrocladum, Erythrocladum Maple

  • Common name: Red Branched Moosewood Maple tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 7 x 5 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Green foliage, turning yellow in autumn with attractive red bark providing striking winter interest
  • Soil: Best suited to moist, free-draining sites but tolerant of all soil types

Planting Advice for Acer pensylvanicum Erythrocladum Trees

Our pot grown Erythrocladum Moosewood 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 Branched Moosewood 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 pensylvanicum Erythrocladum Trees

If you’re planting Red Branched Moosewood 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 pensylvanicum Erythrocladum Trees

Erythrocladum Moosewood Maple trees do not require regular pruning. If you wish to tidy up your Red Striped Maple  tree, do this during the dormant season. Focus on removing any damaged, diseased or overcrowded branches. If you require a clear trunk, remove any side shoots to help raise the crown.

Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Below are definitions of various forms, which refer to the shape of the tree defined by the pruning it has received. For more advice, please contact us.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

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

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

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo 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 branch), which supports a branched crown. Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

The table below gives sizes and forms available for this variety, along with photos you can enlarge (these are only a guideline as all plants are unique so vary).

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Acer pensylvanicum 'Erythrocladum' Tree Form: Pruned & Shaped Tree Supplied Size: 40-60cm Root type: 5L pot Acer pensylvanicum 'Erythrocladum' Tree Price £39.99 (ex VAT)
Pruned & Shaped Tree 40-60cm 5L pot £39.99 (ex VAT)
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