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COLUMNAR RED MAPLE
Acer rubrum 'Columnare'

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Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and Petaluma, CA

General Notes

Pyramidal or columnar when young. Becomes more spreading with age.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Columnar Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lobed and Palmate, Glossy Medium Green, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Red Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer.

Bark Light Gray, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Moist Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Riparian or Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer rubrum 'Columnare' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 20, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-rubrum-columnare >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.