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Acer rubrum 'Bowhall'

Acer rubrum 'Bowhall'

Photo Locations: Boething Treeland Farms

General Notes

Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage. The 'Bowhall' cultivar is narrower in canopy width than either ‘Red Sunset’ or ‘October Glory’,  making it more suitable for smaller planting sites.

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: 45 - 50 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Lobed and Palmate, Green, Red, Gold or Orange, 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, Small to Medium (0.25 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Dark Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Leaf Stalk Borer, Aphids, Scales and Borer, Armillaria, Scorch, Tar Spot, Leaf Spot and Chlorosis.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Weak.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Special Uses & Values

Street Tree, Buffer Strip or Screen.


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer rubrum 'Bowhall' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Nov 12, 2018.
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