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Red Maple
Scientific Name: Acer rubrum L.
Synonym:
Family: Aceraceae
Red Maple (Acer  rubrum)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 495. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-9,14-17,26,28,31-44
USDA: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Western USA

Growth Habits: Medium-sized deciduous tree, fast growing to 60 feet tall (18 m) or more, 25 to 45 feet spread (7.5-13.5 m); red twigs; opposite, light green, leaves, 2 to 4 inches long (5-10 cm), with whitish underside, 3 to 5 palmate lobes with serrate margins

Watering Needs: Regular to moderate water, doesn't like alkaline soils

Propagation: Seeds


Red Maple (Acer  rubrum)

Blooming Habits:
The bright red but occasionally yellow flowers, come usually before leaves, in the spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Clusters of reddish to brownish fruit, 0.5 to 0.8 inch long (12-20 mm), with 2 slighly divergent wings (45 degrees angle).


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