Name

Red Maple

Family Species

Acer rubrum

Wildlife Value

Good

Average height

60'

Origin

Native

Shade Tolerance

Moderate

Drought Tolerance

Poor

Growth Rate

Moderate

Fruit

Seed

Special Characteristics

Red Fall Color (Soft Maple)

Seedling Size

12" to 18"

 

 

 

General Description

Both the red and sugar maples produce lots of sweet sap, but the syrup from the red maple is less delicate. The wood of the sugar maple, ranging in color from nearly white to pale blond, is of higher quality than that of the red maple and is prized by cabinet makers and builders alike. 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.

 

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)

$34.00Price

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