Red Maple, Scarlet Maple, Swamp Maple
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium to fast, 10-12' in 5-7 years.Mature Height - 40-60' occasionally reaches 100-120' in the wild.Mature Width - 40-60'Longevity - Medium, seldom lives longer than 150 years.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Red or orange flowers, rarely yellow, borne in March-April.Fruit - Samara, reddish maturing to brown .75-1" long 0.25-0.50 wide.Leaf - Fall Color - RedBark - Young smooth light gray; old dark gray and rough scaly and ridged.Other Features - Often first trees to color in the fall.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplants readily, bare root, balled and burlapped. Grows naturally in low wet areas. Zones 3b-9Native Habitat - Newfoundland to Florida, west to Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas intoduced in 1860.Diseases and Insects - Leafhoppers will cause considerable damage also Borer and Petiole Borer.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Maple.- Other plants of the family Aceraceae.- Other plants of the genus Acer.- Other plants of the species Acer rubrum.