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Acer rubrum

Red Maple

Red flowers appear before the green foliage on this rapid-growing tree that adapts well to a wide range of soil conditions. While young, it is pyramidal in form, becoming more rounded in habit as it matures. Fall colour varies from yellow to scarlet.

  • »  Small to medium-sized broad-leaved hardwood
  • »  Crown is small, dense and narrow with spreading or ascending branches
  • »  Flowers appear in bright red clusters
  • »  Summer foliage is green in the summer, turning red in autumn
  • »  Bloom Time: May

1gal
$23.25
2gal
$40.50
3gal
$42.00
5gal
$177.00
10gal
$246.00
15gal
$270.00
16gal
$294.00
  • Category:Trees
  • Hardiness Zone:3
  • Height:12-15 m
  • Spread:10-12 m
  • Bloom Color: Red
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Well-drained
Growth Rate
Fast
Attributes
Native to Ontario
Deciduous
Fall Color
Flowering Time
Early Spring
Foliage Color
Green
Red
Landscape uses
Naturalizing
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Acer rubrum

Native to Ontario and parts of North America. In autumn, the bright red leaves make a striking contrast against dark coloured evergreens or the white bark and yellow foliage of birches. It can be grown as a specimen tree or multi-stemmed plant.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer rubrum

Red maples thrive on a wide range of soil types, tolerate more moisture, pH and elevation than any other forest species in North America.