Scientific Name: Acer rubrum 'Bowhall'
Common Name: Bowhall maple
Family Name: Sapindaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, Garden origin, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 4 - 5m (height x width)
Habit: Fastigiate, Stiffly upright
Form: Columnar, Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Fall interest, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Opposite, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Palmate venation, Lustrous, Obovate, Orbicular, Dentate, Pinnately lobed, Serrate
Flowers: Corymb, Red, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Samara, Schizocarp, Red, May-Jun
Key ID Features:
Form narrow, oval; leaves opposite, mid-green with lighter undersides, blades obovate-orbicular, most 7-13cm wide, with 3 major acute-tipped lobes, margins serrate, bases truncate to cordate, petioles up to 20cm long; florets female, orangish-red, appear before the leaves; schizocarps red, 1.3-1.8cm wide, thick edge of wings at 90-100 degree angle when mature (narrower than Norway maple), samaras 1.5-2cm long. Winter ID: bark greyish twigs brownish, buds red, glabrous, terminal buds multiple, up 4mm long; lateral buds, opposite, oval, 2-3mm long.