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Acer rubrum/Red Maple

Acer rubrum / Acer rubrum
Autumn color of foliage on tree in Michigan
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Autumn color of foliage on tree in Michigan

Clusters of seeds (samaras) in late summer

Close-up of autumn foliage

Canopy of a tree

Striking autumn color

A pair of trees at a shopping mall in Atlanta in late autumn

Specimen lawn tree in Columbia, SC

Specimen tree in full autumn color

Canopy of a tree in full autumn color

Foliage in late spring

Multi-trunked tree

As an informal upright style bonsai

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Scientific Name: Acer rubrum
Common Name: Red Maple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: Probably the best of the maples for adaptability to soil and moisture conditions. Has excellent fall color. Among the most popular shade trees in the country, especially the Upper South.