This full, upright maple consistently turns deep crimson red each fall, a full two weeks earlier than other red maples. Covered with a brilliant show of bright red flowers each spring. Scarlet Jewell™ has excellent symmetrical branching and resists frost cracking. It is an excellent specimen tree and a welcome early beacon of fall. Prefers a moist, slightly acidic soil.
AttributesType: Deciduous Tree
Growth Habit: Upright, Rounded
Mature Height: 18 - 20m (60 - 66ft.)
Mature Spread: 8 - 9m (26 - 30ft.)
Feature Characteristics: Attractive Foliage
Ornamental FeaturesFoliage Colour: Dark green, turning deep crimson red in the fall.
CareGeneral Maintenance: Little pruning is necessary, and it should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring.
Light: Full sun
Watering: Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established.
Soil: Performs best in a moist, slightly acidic soil.
Fertilizer: Feed in early spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to the new growth.
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