Acer rubrum 'Candy Ice' - Scarlet Maple from Quackin Grass Nursery

Acer rubrum 'Candy Ice' - Scarlet Maple from Quackin Grass Nursery

Acer rubrum 'Candy Ice'

Scarlet Maple

Plant Type:

TREES

Acer rubrum 'Candy Ice' (ex: Louis Raymond) - ​2 available. This is a fine variegated form of the Red, Scarlet or Swamp Maple. It's a beautiful tree, eye popping when used as a pollard as had been in Louis Raymond's fine garden when he resided in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. As a pollard the new growth is stunning - all intense pink to red-pink and creamy white with spattered spangles of green. The pink is neon and, yes, candy-like. In tree from all new growth is also pink and white at the tips of all branches. The pink metamorphoses in time to green and white. But this tree continues to stretch new stems tipped in pink through the growing season. There are reports that this tree is not sufficiently cold hardy in the north. We can report that it has grown happily in USDA zone 5b for many years. Fall color is yellow to orange. The selection was made by Norman Beal in Southwest Virginia, introduced by Woodlander's of Aiken, South Carolina. Fertile, moist ground in part sun - the latter certainly in the south. Established potted maple from cutting.


Height:

12-18 ft

Spread:

12-18 ft

Characteristics and Attributes for Acer rubrum 'Candy Ice'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Light

  • Mostly Sunny
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Alee

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Virginia

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Acer

So many maples, so little time! There are an extraordinary number of very good species in Aceraceae, many of smaller stature that fit well in smaller landscapes and gardens of any size. Most have multi-season appeal and, indeed, these are the ones to which we at Quackin’ Grass Nursery gravitate. Most are content in fertile draining soils sited in full sun. Others are happier in the part sun conditions akin to the understory stature as suggested by their size. Through the years we have found that many maples when planted in the far northern end of the USDA hardiness range respond well to protection during at least their first winter - preferably more - in the landscape, i.e. use tall stakes set firmly in the ground with burlap attached completely barricading the tree. All of our maple offerings are cutting grown; these plants are not grafted.