Red Maple Tree

Acer rubrum
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The Red Maple Tree can easily grow 40-60 feet tall with a round to oval shape. This Maple is extremely cold hardy. It will grow faster than a sugar maple but slower than a silver maple.

Features: Red Maples enjoy full sun to part shade. You will need to find a nice area in your yard so that it gets enough sun and is not shaded by any wooded areas. This Maple tree is tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, slightly acid conditions. Very cold hardy.

Enjoy a brilliant display of fall color!

The name "Red Maple" has meaning, everything is red. From red flowers from March through April to red samara pods and reddish twigs to red buds in the spring and red leaves in fall, the Red Maple embodies RED!

growing zone 3-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Fall Color Red

How To Care

When planting your Red Maple tree be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant your Maple almost any time of the year.

These trees tolerate full sun to part shade and prefer soil that is well-drained, slightly acidic, and nutrient rich. However, Maples will adapt to a variety of soils. If you have alkaline soil, you can amend your soil. To acidify your soil, amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution for increasing acidity. Mulching will also aid in keeping the roots cool and moist. Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Maples should be watered often enough to keep the soil moist. Maples can tolerate a wet area, but they shouldn't be in standing water. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release fertilizer. When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Maple trees don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape. Maples are salt intolerant so keep them away from road sides in cooler climates and beach areas as well as any area known for soils with high salinity.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale and Aphids are insects that can affect Maples. You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Occasionally fungal issues can arise. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating some fungal diseases and pests. It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Fall Color Red

Landscape Ideas

The Red Maple tree is a great tree for your yard. With a mature width of 30 feet and height up to 60 feet, this is a good sized shade tree. Be sure to give it plenty of room to thrive. Plant 1, 2, or 3 in your front or backyard as individual specimen trees or plant a row to line your backyard or a long driveway. Space your maple hedge so that each tree has at least 15 feet to the next tree. You will enjoy shade within a few years with this fast growing tree.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Maple tree collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Fall Color Red

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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Clinton A.
United States United States

Maple Tree purchase

It was a smooth transaction, well priced and excellent communication on the order. Order was on time and tree was in excellent condition with very helpful planting instructions. Our new Red Maple, "Little Guy 2.0" is proudly planted on the west side of our house enjoying lots of sunshine and water.

Pamela G.
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Just planted,

Having them in pots was easy to plant


Nice size tree

Just got my new tree. Tree was straight with a nice size trunk. Looks like it has buds for spring. Easy to plant will be back for more.

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Amazing customer support and trees

This was my second order Of trees from you. I was pleased with the quality of the trees both times. Your fast customer support and transit with both orders and the health of the trees is something to commend you on. THANK YOU! Alice Capps

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