- Seedling Size: 12-18″
- Seedling Age: 2-0
- Mature Height: 40 – 60 feet
- Mature Width: 20- 40 feet
- Soil Type: Well-drained, clay, silty
- Moisture: Moderate or moist
- Sun: Full sun
- Growth Rate: Medium to fast
Key Characteristics of Red Maple
- Red maple often has striking scarlet leaves in the fall. Few people know that red maple foliage can turn yellow or orange in the fall too.
- Although the hard maples-sugar and black maple (Acer nigrum) are principally used for syrup production, red maple is also suitable.
- The fruits (samaras) provide food for squirrels and many other rodents. Rabbits and deer eat the tender shoots and leaves of red maples.
Visitors Attracted to Red Maple
- Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)
- Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)
- Pileated Woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus)
Help Control Invasives!
Red maple is a great alternative to invasive Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) and its hybrids (Crimson king, etc.).