Red Maple


  • Native to Van Buren County
  • Bright Fall Color
  • Attracts bees
  • Common Ornamental tree
  • Good for wildlife
  • Walnut tolerant
  • Deer tolerant
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 40ft-60ft
Spread: 20ft-60ft
Water Needs: Medium-Dry to Medium-Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

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Red Maple
Description Red maple (Acer rubum), also known as scarlet or soft maple, is a large deciduous tree. Red maple is a high valued landscaping tree for its shade and striking red autumn foliage. It is fast growing, tolerant of many soils, and has a high success rate for new plantings. Red maple is an important tree, providing food to birds, mammals, and insects. Young red maple is susceptible to deer pressure. *Red maple should not be used for pastures
Height 40 – 60 ft.
Spread 20 – 60 ft.
Growth rate Moderate to fast
Sun Full sun to part shade
Water use High
Soil Moist soils
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time March – April
Bloom color Red, yellow
Fruit type Samara
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, fall foliage
Climate Change Hardiness High adaptability (US Forest Service)

Additional information


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