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Acer rubrum

Common Name(s):
Red maple
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Naturally occurs in low wet sites; some air pollution tolerance; one of the first trees to flower in the spring and show brilliant red fall color. There is a wide variation among individuals. It is very easy to transplant. This tree is the best choice for a soft maple. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
40-60 ft.
Flower:
Small, red flowers in dense clusters in late winter to early spring
Zones:
3-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to shade; range of soil types
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal when young; ascending branches with an irregular, rounded crown
Width:
25-45 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
2 to 5 in. opposite, simple leaf with 3 to 5 lobes; often triangular shape; variability fall color from tree to tree: red to yellow
Tags:
TSC, deciduous, fall color, large shade tree, native, birds, red, yellow, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 1892

Acer rubrum trunk Acer rubrum trunk
Amanda Munoz
Acer rubrum female flowers Acer rubrum female flowers
Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0
Acer rubrum male flowers Acer rubrum male flowers
Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0
Acer rubrum leaves Acer rubrum leaves
Frankenschulz, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Acer rubrum whole tree Acer rubrum whole tree
Janetandphil, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Gloomy scale on Acer rubrum Gloomy scale on Acer rubrum
Matt Bertone