Acer rubrum ‘Magnificent Magenta’ – Burgundy Belle® Maple


Botanical Name: Acer rubrum ‘Magnificent Magenta’

Alternate Name: Burgundy Belle® Red Maple

The Burgundy Belle® Maple is a graceful deciduous maple. It grows to a height of 50 feet with a 40 feet spread. It has a beautifully rounded crown with dense, compact, symmetrical growth. These qualities make it a perfect choice for lining walkways in parks, creating a dramatic scene in the fall. This tree’s botanical name, Acer rubrum ‘Magnificent Magenta’, comes from its wonderful fall display.

As a mature tree, Burgundy Belle® Maple has quite a high clearance of 7 feet, which is useful in a park setting where people will be walking underneath. The canopy can also be raised as needed by removing selected lower branches to allow higher clearance.

This maple tree starts the growing season with showy red flowers in the spring, which are clustered along the bare wood. The medium to dark green leaves follow the flowers in spring. Red winged samaras develop in the late spring. The furrowed silver bark is also an attractive feature, with a redder color on the branches.

Burgundy Belle® starts its fall display in late September when the leaves take on a bright yellow and orange color. In October, they transition to a rich burgundy with magenta highlights.

Burgundy Belle® Maple tolerates many different soil types. It prefers wet and well-drained soils. This tree thrives with an acidic pH.

This maple is tough and tolerant of many different environmental conditions. It is very cold hardy, as well as being drought tolerant. It also withstands some air pollution, making it a good choice for larger urban landscapes.

Product Dimensions

The purchased tree will be within the ranges below. If you require a specific size, please call us at (503)585-8337
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Height: 40-50 ft.
Width: 25-35 ft.
Shape: Rounded
Flower Color: Red
Flowering Time: March-April
Fall Color: Deep Red/Magenta
Features: Dramatic fall color
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Sun
Watering: Moderate/Heavy & Regular
Soil: Prefers acidic, consistently moist but well-drained soil. Can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including wet soil. Can develop chlorosis of the leaves if planted in alkaline soils.
Growth Rate: Moderate
USDA Zones: 4-7
Uses: Specimen tree, shade tree, lawn tree, park tree, rain garden, wet sites
Similar Trees: Brandywine Maple (Acer rubrum ‘Brandywine’)

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