Red Maple tree, Acer rubrum photo index

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Mature Height
40 – 60 feet The Red Maple tree, Acer rubrum, will reach 40 to 60 ft in height. It will grow in any soil from wet to dry though it will grow faster with good soil and plenty of water. It will grow in shady area under the canopy of taller trees but prefers full sun. Growth rate is rapid – it is a fast growing tree. In the south it grows in dryer upland location but up north it tends to grow in wet areas, bottom lands, next to rivers where it can get plenty of water.

The leaves are shiny green on top and dull green on bottom with 3 to 5 lobes. Leaf size will vary between 3 to 6 inches. The name rubrum means red – this tree has red fall color, red flowers and red new growth and new buds. Seeds are double winged and are called sumaras. Flowers appear around late march to april before the tree leafs out.

This tree grows faster then the sugar maple and Norway maple but slower then the silver maple. The sap can be used to make maple syrup but the sugar maple is a better choice. If you have a stand of red maples you should try tapping them to make maple syrup. It is best when blended with berry such as blackberry etc.

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Mature Spread
40 – 60 feet
Soil Type
Widely Adaptable
Widely Adaptable
Mature Form
Broad, Round
Growth Rate
Sun Exposure
Full Sun – Full Shade
Flower Color
Small Red
Fall Color
Orange to bright Red
Foliage Color