Maple, Red

The Red Maple, is a striking broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 20m, and may live for 200 years, although 80 to 100 years may be more typical.

 

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Common Name:
Red Maple

Scentific Name:
Acer rubrum

Tree No:
121

Location:
D14

Red Maple leave are green on the top and a light greenish white on the underside, and turn a brilliant red in autumn.

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Small, hanging clusters of bright red flowers appear in spring before the leaves. Two Red Maple trees may look different from each other during the flowering period. Red Maple trees can produce all male flowers, all female flowers, or some of both.

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Red maple fruits, called samaras, have an enclosed seed at one end and a thin, dry, winglike projection at the other. Many people refer to them as helicopters because the “wing” makes them spin when they fall from the tree.

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The Maple leaf is the official symbol of Canada, and Canadian Maple Syrup production is largely dependent on the Red Maple, together with the Sugar Maple and the Black Maple.

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Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens,
43 Bocking End,
Braintree,
CM7 9AE.

Open 9:00 to 4:00pm – January, February.
Open 9:00 to 6:00pm – March.
Open 9:00 to 7:00pm – April.
Open 9:00 to 8:00pm – May, June, July, August.
Open 9:00 to 7:00pm – September.
Open 9:00 to 6:00pm – October.
Open 9:00 to 4:00pm – November December.

Note – The gates are locked at dusk.
Dusk is subject to seasonal variation, so closing times may not be exactly to the schedule, at the transitions.

No dogs allowed in the gardens.
No alcohol to be consumed in the gardens.
No riding of cycles or scooters in the gardens.

General Enquiries
Phone: 01376 773066
Email: info@braintreeandbockinggardens.co.uk

Tennis Enquiries
Phone: 01376 773070
Email: tennis@braintreeandbockinggardens.co.uk

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We provide, maintain and preserve these unique and beautiful gardens as a community green space.

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We’d like to share with you a Thank You from the Festival in the Gardens “Dream Team” Rachel, Elliot and Warren. 💪🏼🥳🪩🥰I’m sure you’ll all agree that they deserve the biggest thank you from us all, for organising yet another amazing event. ... See MoreSee Less
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