Red Maple Fall Color – Robert L. Anderson, USDA Forest Service,
Red Maple LeavesRed Maple FruitRed Maple Bark

Maple, Red – 12-18″ – OUT OF STOCK

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Red Maple (Acer rubrum) has a very high landscaping value for its shade and striking fall foliage. Because of its fast growth and tolerance for different soil types, and its high success rates for new plantings, it is often popular in new housing developments.

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Product Description


  • 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.).

Image Credits 

  • Red Maple Fall Color – Robert L. Anderson, USDA Forest Service,
  • Red Maple Fruit – Bill Cook, Michigan State University,,
  • Red Maple Bark – Bill Cook, Michigan State University,
  • Red Maple Leaves – Rob Routledge, Sault College,