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Main Street Purpleblow Maple*

Acer truncatum 'Main Street'

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Main Street Purpleblow Maple (Acer truncatum 'Main Street') at Shonnard's Nursery

Main Street Purpleblow Maple

Main Street Purpleblow Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Main Street Purpleblow Maple (Acer truncatum 'Main Street') at Shonnard's Nursery

Main Street Purpleblow Maple in fall

Main Street Purpleblow Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Shantung Maple

Description:

A stunning, versatile variety, ideal for small home landscapes with a beautifully rounded compact shape; brilliant red-orange fall color; an excellent street tree

Ornamental Features

Main Street Purpleblow Maple is smothered in stunning corymbs of chartreuse flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has green deciduous foliage. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Main Street Purpleblow Maple is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Main Street Purpleblow Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Main Street Purpleblow Maple will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in clay soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features