Name

Red Maple

Scientific Name

Acer rubrum

Wildlife Value

Good

Average height

75'

Origin

Native

Shade Tolerance

Moderate

Drought Tolerance

Fair

Growth Rate

Moderate

Fruit

Seed

Special Characteristics

   Red Fall Color (Soft Maple)

Seedling Size

12" to 18"

 

 

 

General Description

The red maple produces bright red to pinkish flowers very early in the Spring long before the leaves appear. Both the red and sugar maples produce lots of sweet sap, but the syrup from the red maple is less delicate. It is also used for musical instruments, especially woodwinds. The red maple will thrive in areas too moist for the sugar maple. It's a sturdy tree that is appreciated as an ornamental because of its brilliantly colored foliate. Red maples rarely live to be 100 years old.

 

Uses

Red maple is a medium quality firewood. High grades of wood from the red maple can nonetheless be substituted for hard maple, particularly when it comes to making furniture. Red maple is also used for the production of maple syrup.

 

Red Maple (bundle of 25)

$35.00Price

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