Red maple

Acer rubrum

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries
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Red maple (Acer rubrum)
AY-sir ROO-brum
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.

Overview

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
Type
Trees

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