May 2005
Royal Red Maple
Planted this bare root stick in 1999, thinking it would never amount to much.

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Royal Red Maple
Journal
Growth Chart
Detailed Facts
Julie's Trees




Facts at a Glance
Acer platanoides -
Royal Red

Planted May 1999
Planting height: 5'
Planting trunk: 1"

2004 Update
5-yr height: 12'
5-yr trunk: 3.5"

2006 Update
7-yr height: 14'
7-yr trunk: 5.75"
7-yr spread: 4'

Mature Height: 35 to 40'
Spread: 25'
Growth rate: Slow
Form: Oval, broad
Flowers: Spring, red
Fall color: Bronze
Hardiness zone: 4 - 7
Culture: Sun

Best feature:
Red leaves

Worst problem:
Red leaves fade to brown

Do over? Yes

Royal 'Bronze' Maple Tests My Patience

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Royal Red Maple

ROYAL RED MAPLE GROWTH CHART

Photographs and text by Julie Walton Shaver

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May 1999

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June 1999

 

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June 1999

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May 2002

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May 2004

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May 2005

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May 2006

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August 2010 (coming soon!)

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April 2, 2006

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April 19

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April 20

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April 23

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April 28

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May 10


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