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Red Maple Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

Red Maple Tree (2-3 Foot)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Acer rubrum

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9

Red Maple reaches a height of 40-60 feet (12-18 m) and a spread of 30-40 feet (9-12 m). The foliage of Red Maple is deciduous, with three-lobed, serrated leaves that turn vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow in the fall.

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Red Maple – A Popular Deciduous Tree

Why Red Maple (Acer Rubrum)?

The red maple is one of the most widespread deciduous trees in the eastern and central United States. It has a pleasant oval form that proliferates and has stronger wood than most soft maples. As the tree matures, its smooth and gray bark becomes wrinkled, scaly, and dark gray. The leaves are medium-green in the spring and summer, changing to a red-orange hue in the fall. Its blooms are pinkish-red and grow in drooping clusters, while its fruits are paired clusters of winged seeds.


The leaves, bark, and sap of these maples contain biological compounds that may fight inflammation, the underlying root cause of many diseases.


Red maples provide food, shade, and nesting habitat for wildlife while squirrels and other rodents consume the fruits, rabbits, and deer consume the delicate shoots and leaves.


The red maple tree is used to treat eye disorders and as a drying agent, but scientific data does not support its treatment for any condition.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Red Maple Tree (2-3 Foot) (Acer rubrum):

  • 📏Size: Red Maple reaches a height of 40-60 feet (12-18 m) and a spread of 30-40 feet (9-12 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Red Maple is deciduous, with three-lobed, serrated leaves that turn vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In early spring, Red Maple produces small, red flowers in clusters, followed by winged samaras, also known as "helicopter seeds," which disperse by wind.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Red Maple has an upright, rounded growth habit with a symmetrical crown.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Red Maple prefers full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a wide range of light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: Red Maple thrives in moist, well-drained soil, but it is adaptable and can tolerate a variety of soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Red Maple is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9.
  • 🧪pH Level: Red Maple prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Red Maple is best done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Remove any dead, diseased, or crossing branches to maintain a strong structure.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Red Maple is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to leafhoppers and aphids. Proper care and monitoring can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Red Maple Tree (2-3 Foot) (Acer rubrum):

Red Maple is dioecious, meaning it has separate male and female flowers on different trees. The small red flowers, called inflorescences, appear in early spring before the leaves emerge. Male trees produce clusters of red flowers, while female trees produce less conspicuous flowers. Wind plays a crucial role in the pollination process, as it carries the pollen from the male flowers to the female flowers. Once pollinated, the female flowers develop into winged samaras, commonly known as "helicopter seeds," which are dispersed by the wind in late spring or early summer. The successful pollination and seed production make Red Maple an essential tree for supporting local ecosystems and providing food for various wildlife species.



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