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Cultural Details for Acer rubrum

Common Name:
Red Maple, Scarlet Maple, Swamp Maple

Growth Rate:
Medium to fast, 10-12' in 5-7 years.

Average Mature Height:
40-60' occasionally reaches 100-120' in the wild.

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Red or orange flowers, rarely yellow, borne in March-April.

Fruit Details:
Samara, reddish maturing to brown .75-1" long 0.25-0.50 wide.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Young smooth light gray; old dark gray and rough scaly and ridged.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Leafhoppers will cause considerable damage also Borer and Petiole Borer.

Native Habitat:
Newfoundland to Florida, west to Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas intoduced in 1860.

Other Features:
Often first trees to color in the fall.

Culture and Care:
Transplants readily, bare root, balled and burlapped. Grows naturally in low wet areas. Zones 3b-9

This plant was blooming:
3/22/2007 - 3/30/2007
4/1/2005 - 4/22/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
20, 40, 100, 110, 120, 1660, 1680, 4200, 4210, 4220, 4750, 4770, 4800, 6110, 6120, 6560, 6580, 6590, 6600, 6610, 6620

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.