Acer rufinerve

Acer rufinerve
Acer rufinerve 
redvein maple
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
 medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 6-10m
USUAL WIDTH 4-6m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE any (acidic to alkaline)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Redvein maple, or also called Honshu maple according to its origin, belongs among acer species such as a. davidii or a. griseum sought after for their beautiful bark. Its natural habitat are mountainous forests of Japan, the islands of Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Even young plants show distinctly coloured bark with alternating, vertical, medium green to olive green and gray stripes which in autumn and winter can take on a rusty orange to reddish hue. On younger trunks appear diamond-shaped marks which disappear with age. The older the tree, the lighter coloured and smoother bark they have.

The deciduous leaves are trifoliate, 8-16 cm long and wide, medium green in summer and golden yellow and bright scarlet red in autumn. It shows its autumn colour early in season and holds it for 3-4 weeks. Tiny, yellow-green, dioecious flowers are arranged in clusters up to 10 cm long and appear in the first half of spring (each sex on a different tree). They are followed by samaras, 2-3 cm long winged seeds.

Redvein maple grows fast, young trees can grow 30 to 50 cm per year. It naturally forms upright, narrowly funnel-shaped, ascending crowns, and in my opinion the most beautiful form of cultivation is a multi-stem. It easy to create because this maple naturally makes multiple branches from the ground out of which you select 2-3 strongest trunks which will make a future framework of your multi-stem. Remove all lateral twigs on them to the height where you want to establish a crown or where you want it to branch out. Pruning should be done at any time during the frost-free periods of winter, thin and short branches can be removed also in summer. As it grows fast and is not very dense on its own, we recommend trimming the crowns in small gardens, preferably into a dome-shaped head which will make a stunning display of autumn-coloured leaves.

Grow it in any well-drained soil that will not remain dry. It prefers slightly acidic pH in which it offers richer autumn colours. It can be grown in full sun and part shade where its fall colour may get weaker. Redvein maple is sensitive to road salt and detests paving. It is commonly hardy to min. -30 ° C and is also grown in colder zones, where it forms smaller shrubs. It tolerates windy and exposed sites.
Last update 13-11-2021
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Acer rufinerve height of stem 150-160 cm, girth 10-12 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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