- Common Name(s):
- Red maple
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
- 40-60 ft.
- Small, red flowers in dense clusters in late winter to early spring
- Sun to shade; range of soil types
- Pyramidal when young; ascending branches with an irregular, rounded crown
- 25-45 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Moderate to rapid
- 2 to 5 in. opposite, simple leaf with 3 to 5 lobes; often triangular shape; variability fall color from tree to tree: yellow, yell
NCCES plant id: 1892