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Red Maple

Red Maple

Acer rubrum

Featured Plant Category: Keystone Species

Height: 40 - 70'

Bloom Time: March to April

Bloom Color: Red, sometimes yellow

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average, medium to wet, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Acer rubrum, swamp maple, water maple, soft maple

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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Acer (Maple) supports over 280 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

Red Maple is a large deciduous tree that grows 40-70′ tall and is commonly found across North America. It is aptly named, having a red tinge in its new growth, twigs, buds, flowers, and seeds as well as vibrantly red fall foliage. In landscaping, Red Maple is utilized for its fast growth and makes an impressive specimen and shade tree. Red Maple prefers average, well-drained soil, however it is also known as a “supergeneralist” and can be found in a wide variety of sites across a wide range of conditions. Not only is Red Maple a keystone species that hosts hundreds of caterpillars (including the Rosy Maple Moth pictured above), but it also provides habitat and food for a variety of birds and mammals. Furthermore, Red Maple’s early bloom time makes it an essential nectar and pollen source for pollinators as they emerge in the spring.


 

Additional information

Height

40 – 70'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time

March to April

Bloom Color

Red, sometimes yellow

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average, medium to wet, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Acer rubrum, swamp maple, water maple, soft maple

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.