Species: Acer rubrum
Red Maple; Scarlet Maple; Swamp Maple
Found on Course Walks
Map of plant locations
Cultivars'Armstrong', 'Armstrong Gold', 'Autumn Flame', 'Bowhall', 'Brandywine', 'Karpick', 'Northwood', 'October Glory', 'Red Skin', 'Red Sunset', 'Redpointe', 'Scarlet Sentinel'
Tree > 30 feet
40' - 60'
Shape varies widely by variety. Generally upright with a rounded crown, however many columnar varieties exist.
Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)
Tolerates salt spray
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below
verticillium wilt can be a problem
Bare Root Transplanting
Native to North America (Newfoundland to Minnesota, south to Florida and Texas). Best transplanted in spring. Often seen as a wet site tolerant tree, however upland genotypes exist. Wetland genotypes are more commonly selected from in the trade as they tend to be more vigorous. Upland genotypes are more drought tolerant but tend to be slow-growing.
Moisture Tolerance Graphic
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