Red Maple


Common Name: Red Maple

Botanical Name: Acer Rubrum

Description: The U.S. Forest service recognizes the Red Maple as the most common variety of tree in America, ranging from the Lake of the Woods on the border between Ontario and Minnesota, east to Newfoundland, south to near Miami, Florida, and southwest to east Texas. Many of its features, especially its leaves, are quite variable in form. It is aptly named as its flowers, petioles, twigs and seeds are all red to varying degrees. Among these features, however, it is best known for its brilliant deep scarlet foliage in autumn. Due to its attractive fall foliage and pleasing form, it is often used as a shade tree for landscapes.

Size: 40' - 60' H x 40' W

Sun/Water: Full Sun, Water regularly until established

Zones: 3 - 9