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Plant Details

Acer rubrum

Red Maple

Scientific Name:

Acer rubrum

Common Name:

Red Maple

Plant Family

Sapindaceae (Soapberry Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Deciduous Tree

Bloom Color(s):

red

Size in Feet:

60 to 90 ft

Soil Moisture:

mesic to well-drained(*)

Bloom Time:

January, February, March

Bloom Area:

State-wide

Habitat Description:

upland deciduous forests, up to at least 1500m elevation, moist bottomlands and slopes; common

Flowers

The brilliant red flowers of Red Maples are among the earliest signs of spring.

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Winged fruit

Red Maple's fruit is as colorful as the flowers. The leaves also turn a brilliant red in fall.

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Leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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