Brandywine & Somerset Maples

cfmuehling(7b DC/MD burbs)November 5, 2006

Just thought I'd rave about the color of these trees. Such clear, spectacular red! I'm thrilled.

Here we are and after wind gusts of 40 miles an hour and rains, the Brandywine is still holding its gorgeous red leaves.

Unfortunately, their growth rates seem to be 6'' a year. Nonetheless, I'm so pleased with their color!

Anyone else enjoying these? Are they really so slow growing, or is it just my horrendously dry conditions?


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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Red maple is also called swamp maple. Hint, hint...

    Bookmark   November 5, 2006 at 8:11PM
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Red maple also grows on dry ridges. It is very, very adaptable. A month or so ago I posted "In Praise of Red Maples" where I waxed poetic about the wonders of this tree.


    Bookmark   November 6, 2006 at 8:37AM
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