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Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

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    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 495. | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 496. | USDA | License: PD USDA
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Syp | Own work by uploader | License: PD
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT | Own work | License: CC-BY-3.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT | Own work | License: CC-BY-3.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT | Own work | License: CC-BY-3.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 495. | USDA | License: PD USDA
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  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
    Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 495. | USDA | License: PD USDA
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  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
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  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) http://www.sagebud.com/red-maple-acer-rubrum
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Acer Rubrum, or more commonly know as Red Maple, is a tree with green foliage and red flowers of the genus Acer. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 90 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during early spring and is tolerant of shade. Acer Rubrum or Red Maple's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Acer
  • Family: Aceraceae
  • Order: Sapindales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: N'EAST
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 2(FAC) 3(FAC) 6(FAC)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • Allelopath: No
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 35
  • Height Mature (feet): 90
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Rounded
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Medium
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: High
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 100
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 5.4
  • pH (Maximum): 7.1
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 170
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 1200
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 32
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 50
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 30
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -38
  • Bloom Period: Early Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: No
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 22720
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None




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