‘Brandywine’ resulted from a 1982 cross of Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’ and A. rubrum ‘Autumn Flame’ by A. M. Townsend as part of a research project examining the inheritance of fall color and leafhopper resistance, and an effort to improve existing cultivars of red maple. It was released in December 1994.
The Brandywine Maple is an awesome shade tree with great color. Small red blossoms steal the show in early spring even before the red-tinged green leaves emerge. This maple leaves mature to solid green before turning a bold crimson red in fall.
This tough red maple is cold hardy and adaptable. It is drought tolerant once established and can tolerate wet soil. This lovely tree makes an excellent street tree because of its high tolerance for air pollution.
The Brandywine Maple tree is easy to grow and requires no maintenance once it is established. This fast-growing shade tree offers fast shade for the home landscape. Brandywine is a seedless variety of red maple. It is referred to as a “male selection” because it does not produce seeds.
Fall color. The Brandywine Maple tree offers vibrant red foliage in autumn. Easy to grow. Once this tree is established, no care is required. The Brandywine Maple tree is pest and disease resistant, and wet soil and air pollution tolerant.
Fast-growing tree. This fast-growing maple tree grows more than 2 feet per year for the first 10 to 15 years.
Seedless. This male selection was bred by the US National Arboretum. It is a cross of the October Glory Maple and the Autumn Flame Maple trees. This tree does not produce seeds.
Multi-season interest. Enjoy the red flowers in early spring that are soon followed by young green leaves with hints of red. The foliage loses the red tint and becomes solid green in summer. In fall the leaves turn heads when they morph into wine red.n awesome
Botanical name: Acer rubrum ‘Brandywine’ All Common Names: Brandywine Maple Tree Family (English): Soapberry Family (Botanic): Sapindaceae (Aceraceae) Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves) Height: 40′ – 60′ Spread: 20′ – 30′ Shape: Dense oval head Exposure: Full Sun Foliage: Medium green leaves average 4.5 inches long and 4.4 inches wide. Fall Foliage: Red – Dark Red Zone: 4-8