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Maple, Red

Maple, Red

Acer rubrum

Family: Sapindaceae

2-3 ft height at sale, bare root


Native to Vermont

Sourced from MI and NY


Choice ornamental. Fall: Red

  • General Information

    Recommended Spacing (ft)

    15 - 25

    Mature Width (ft)

    35 - 45

    Mature Height (ft)

    60 - 90

    Annual Growth Rate (in)

    13 - 24

    Sun Preference

    Full Sun

    Soil Type

    Loam, Sandy, Silty Loam, Clay, Acidic

    Soil Moisture

    Moist, Well-drained

  • Description

    Popular landscape ornamental for shade and foliage. Traded as early as the mid-1600s to enhance landscapes. Native to Vermont.  

    Other uses for this species include revegetation, buffer plantings, and bird habitat. The plant is tolerant of a range of soil types and moisture levels. Red maple is also moderately tolerant to shade. 

  • Resources

  • Photo Credit

    Second photo by: John M. Hagstrom

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