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Acer rubrum (Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple)

Acer rubrum Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Acer rubrum AY-sir ROO-brum Common Name: Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple Genus: Acer
This tree has lobed leaves that are green on top and gray-white beneath. It turns bright red in autumn. Its form can be round to open-headed.
Care: Grow in slightly acidic soil for best fall coloration.
Propagation: Sow seeds in container or in situ. Graft in late winter; bud in late summer.
Problems: Aphids, scale, and caterpillars. Mites can cause leaf spot gall in several species. Fungal leaf spots and root rots are common.
Height Over 30 ft.
Spread Over 30 ft.
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Adaptable
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Native; Showy Foliage
Uses Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Trees

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