Acer rubrum ‘Sun Valley’ Acer

Acer

Description: Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley' is a medum-sized tree which is a cousin of Acer rubrum ‘Somerset’ with long lasting autumn colours. It's favoured for it's bright, colourful foliage that bursts into fiery shades of red and orange in the autumn. A vigorous grower when young with a symmetrical ovate crown in later life. Even though late to colour this is still a week before Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’.

History: Introduced by the US National Arboretum.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Do not prune
  • Drought tolerant
  • Flowering month: April
  • M Size: Medium
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Red / Green
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Autumn colour

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