Description + Attributes:
Red maple is one of the best named of all trees, featuring something red in each of the seasons—buds in winter, flowers in spring, leafstalks in summer, and brilliant foliage in autumn. This pageant of color, along with the red maple's relatively fast growth and tolerance to a wide range of soils, makes it a widely planted favorite.
The natural range of red maple begins roughly at the eastern edge of the Great Plains north to Lake Superior, extending eastward to the Atlantic. But homeowners and urban foresters are growing this tree all across the United States.
- Provides amazing fall color that is yellow to red.
- Produces red (sometimes yellow) clusters of small flowers winter to spring.
- Features simple, medium to dark green leaves 2–6" in length with 3 or 5 lobes and sinuses that are irregularly toothed.
- Yields twin seeds bound at their tips to a long, drooping stems. The seeds ripen in late spring and have attached wings that are up to 1" in length.
- Can grow in an oval, rounded, upright or erect shape.
- Can be toxic to horses if dry, wilted leaves are consumed.
Height 40’-60’ & Width 40’
Commonly browsed on by deer and rabbits. Seeds provide food source for squirrels.
Loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained & clay soils.
Slight Drought Tolerance