Red Maple is a moderately fast growing tree with three-lobed green leaves that turn a spectacular red color in the fall. It can reach a height of 40-60', is moderately tolerant of shade but intolerant of drought or salt spray. Red maple will grow in a variety of soils but prefers moist sandy loams.
Wildlife Food & Cove: Fair food - squirrels. Excellent cover-nesting, perching, feeding, den for cavity users.
Fruit: Small "helicopter" seed with bract
Ecosystem: Dry Oak Forest, Mesic (Moist) Oak Forest, White Pine Hardwood Forest, Lowland Hardwood Forest, Hardwood Swamp, Alder Swamp
Scientific Name: Acer rubrum
Product Size at Purchase: 12-18"
Product Size at Maturity: 40-60'
Other: Spectacular red fall color