Botanical Name: Acer rubrum
Common Name: Red Maple
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Height: 40-50' Spread: 35-45' Habit/Form: Variable in growing range, usually pyramidal in youth changing to a rounded crown Growth Rate: Medium to fast Zone: 3-9
Cultural Requirements: Best in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist to wet, acidic soil; chlorosis symptoms (yellowing leaves) can be a problem in high pH soil and drought conditions.
Ornamental Characteristics: Emerging leaves have a reddish tinge changing to dark green above and pale green beneath. Fall color varies from yellow-green to brilliant red. Red flower clusters appear in early spring before the leaves emerge. The smooth gray bark is attractive in winter. Numerous cultivars are available.
Uses in the Landscape: Excellent shade tree in appropriate soil conditions. Shallow roots can be a problem near sidewalks.
Plant tolerant of flooded areas for extended periods of time.
Native to the Midwest.
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