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Red Maple

Red Maple

Scientific Name

Acer rubrum

Particularly Attractive To

A diversity of bees

Geographical Considerations

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Hardiness Zones

4a to 9b

This is a native Florida plant.

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Yard Conditions

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Optimal Light

Red Maple grows best in Full Sun.

Light Range

It performs in Partial Shade to Full Sun

Soil Texture

Any Texture

Soil Moisture

Well Drained to Wet

Soil pH

Acid to Slightly Acid (4.5-6.5)

Salt Tolerance

Low to None

DroughtTolerance

Medium

Wind Resistance

Low

Toxicity

Not known

Nematode Tolerance

Not known

Appearance

What will it look like as it grows?

Plant Type

  • Trees - Large

Plant Shape

  • Irregular
  • Oval
  • Upright
  • Round

Leaf Persistence

Red Maple is Deciduous

Spread

25-35 feet

Height

35-80 feet

Growth Rate

Fast

Leaf Size

Medium

Leaf Texture

Coarse

Flower Size

Small

Flower Month

  • January
  • February
  • March

Flower Color

  • Red

Additional Detail

Shallow-rooted; does best in rich, organic soils; good for wet sites. Red fruit. Foliage red in fall. | Pests/Diseases: susceptible to aphids, cottony maple scale, gall mites, and verticillium wilt, but rarely cause major problems | attracts birds

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