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Acer rubrum

Red Maple

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Acer rubrum (Red Maple)
How You Say It:

One of the first trees to color in fall, leaves may be bright yellow, flaming orange or red. Crown is narrow to broadly rounded with a straight trunk. Much stronger wood than silver maple but it still grows very fast. Often planted as an urban shade tree, the Red Maple grows rapidly for 20-30 years and may live 100 years.

Additional Information:


Height
40-70 Feet

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Spread
30-60 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Red


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Good species for fall planting.

Good Companions
Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), False Rue Anemone (Isopyrum biternatum), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), Black Cherry (Prunus serotina), Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra), White Oak (Quercus alba)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

High
Moderate

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Nesting
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