Red Maple Tree

Red Maple Tree

Red Maple Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Acer rubrum
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to shade; range of soil types
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Pyramidal when young; ascending branches with an irregular rounded crown
Height:   40 to 60'
Weight:   25 to 45'
Leaf:   2 to 5" opposite, simple leaf with 3 to 5 lobes; often triangular shape; variability fall color from tree to tree - yellow, yellow-green, orange to red
Flower/Fruit:   Small red flowers in dense clusters in late winter to early spring
Comments:    Naturally occurs in low wet sites; some air pollution tolerance; one of the first trees to show fall color; wide variation due to seedlings; easy to transplant
Habit:   Deciduous
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