Brandywine Red Maple
Brandywine Red Maple leaves transitioning from green to the brilliant red fall color
A singular green leaf of the Brandywine Red Maple
A singular fiery red Brandywine Red Maple leaf in fall color
Brandywine Red Maple
Brandywine Red Maple leaves transitioning from green to the brilliant red fall color
A singular green leaf of the Brandywine Red Maple
A singular fiery red Brandywine Red Maple leaf in fall color

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 35-50' tall
  • Mature Width: 25-40' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 30-40' apart



  • Dark Green spring and summer foliage that transitions into gorgeous scarlet-purple fall colors
  • A handsome, medium sized tree with an oval canopy
  • As a male form, it won't produce messy 'helicopter' seeds
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Brandywine Red Maple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'

Regular price $575.00
In Stock - Ships in 2 to 3 weeks
Shipping included
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Why the Brandywine Red Maple?

The Brandywine Red Maple is the perfect medium-sized shade tree—big enough to give you a nice shady space for picnicking or lounging under on a hot summer day, but not so huge that it will cast your whole yard in darkness. This moderately fast-growing tree will bring a polished look to your landscape with its neat, oval canopy and dense, glossy foliage. In fall, it will wow you when the leaves turn a glorious burgundy-red color. Brandywine is not only a handsome tree but an adaptable one, and is at home on city streets, in the country, and everywhere in between.

Red Maple is a familiar and colorful part of the native landscape throughout much of the eastern U.S. Brandywine, a special selection of Red Maple, was developed by Dr. Alden “Denny” Townsend of the USDA. Dr. Townsend is best known for his work in discovering American Elms resistant to the dreaded Dutch Elm disease, but he introduced some other fine trees as well. He produced this Maple by crossing the brilliant October Glory Red Maple with Autumn Flame Maple, hoping to get a tree with foliage that was radiant in fall and also resistant to leafhoppers, a pesky insect that causes stippling of the leaves. It was a rousing success!

How to use in the landscape?

Red Maple Trees usually have only male or female flowers. Brandywine Red Maple is a male, which is a good thing if weedy seedlings would be a hassle in your planting bed. No messy “helicopter” seeds or seedlings popping up with this dude.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-9

    Mature Height: 35-50' tall

    Mature Width: 25-70' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

    Spacing: 30-40' apart

How To Plant

Plant Brandywine Red Maple in a sunny spot in just about any type of soil (even clay). Though it prefers good drainage and average amounts of water, it will also grow in that low spot in your yard that stays a little soggy after a rain. When it is young, Brandywine has smooth, thin bark that is susceptible to injury, so one thing you will want to be careful about is to not damage it with string trimmers or other equipment.

How To Water

Maples will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

This tree is generally trouble-free, needing little pruning and rarely having any serious problems with disease or insect pests.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 4-9



How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

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