Acer rubrum

Botanical Name: Acer rubrum

Phonetic: Aye-ser ROO-brum

Common Name(s): Red Maple/Scarlet Maple

Family: Sapindaceae/Aceraceae (formerly)
Origin: Eastern and central North America
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, toothed margins, pointed tips (3)
Leaf Color: Dark green above and gray green beneath
Fall color: Red or tinged with red
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color(s): Red, sometimes yellow flowers

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 3-9
Climate Zone(s): 1-7, 14-17
Growth Rate: Fast (faster than other maples)                                       
Height: 40-70 Feet
Spread: 30-50 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/wet
Soil: Average to medium, well-drained soils, slightly acid, cold hardy
Pest/Diseases: Aphids, leafhoppers, borers, scale, caterpillars, verticillium wilt, canker, fungal leaf spot, root rots

Features: Low maintenance, tolerates air pollution and wet soils, rounded to oval crown
Uses: Specimen tree, lawn tree, street tree, park tree

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