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Acer rubrum

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More About Acer rubrum

  • Small to medium-sized broad-leaved hardwood
  • Crown is small, dense and narrow with spreading or ascending branches
  • Flowers appear in bright red clusters
  • Summer foliage is green in the summer, turning red in autumn
  • Bloom Time: May

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America. In autumn, the bright red leaves make a striking contrast against dark coloured evergreens or the white bark and yellow foliage of birches. It can be grown as a specimen tree or multi-stemmed plant.

Zone:

3

Height:

12-15 m

Spread:

10-12 m

Colour:

Red
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Red Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Red maples thrive on a wide range of soil types, tolerate more moisture, pH and elevation than any other forest species in North America. 


Acer rubrum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Upright
Rounded
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Green
Red

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Acer rubrum

Acer rubrum 'Embers'

Acer rubrum 'Embers'

Embers Maple