Red Maple -
Acer rubrum

Attracted Pollinators: none

Duration: Perennial

Size: 40-70 feet high; 30-50 feet spread

Growing Conditions:

- Light Exposure: full sun to partial shade

- Water Use: moderate to wet

- Soil: slightly acidic (>6.8), fairly moist, well drained, cold tolerant

The red maple is a moderately sized deciduous tree native to eastern and central North America. It has a large, dense, domed canopy of broad leaves with three main pointed lobes. The leaves are initially light green in color, but with the onset of autumn, the leaves slowly turn the treed characteristically vivid red color. The tree flowers red, droopy flowers in late winter to early spring, and, when fertilized, produces two winged samara fruit.