Bowhall Maple

Acer rubrum ‘Bowhall’

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Height: 40-50′
Width: 15-25′

Shape: Broadly columnar
Foliage: Medium green

Fall Foliage: Yellow to red
Exposure: Full sun

Zone: 4-8

This cultivar of red maple is somewhat pyramidal, but is probably best described as broadly columnar in shape. It is a moderate grower. Young trees are dense and quite narrow, but they broaden with age. Trees are often shorter in the southern part of its range unless growing next to a stream or on a wet site. The newly emerging leaves and red flowers and fruits signal that spring has come. The seeds of red maple are quite popular with squirrels and birds. This tree if often confused with red-leaved cultivars of Norway maple. Fall color is not reliable, but ranges in any given year from red to orange to yellow. It can be spectacular in some years.

Photos courtesy of Oregan State Univ, Moon Nurseries and Boething Tree Land