SelecTree: Tree Detail
BOWHALL RED MAPLE
Acer rubrum 'Bowhall'
Photo Locations: Boething Treeland Farms
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.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
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.
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. May 20, 2018.
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