- Common Name(s):
- Red maple
- Native Plants, Trees
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.
- 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: red to yellow
NCCES plant id: 1892