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Pollinator value: High. Red Maple is considered a Keystone Species because it is larval host to to more than 300-plus moth species.  That makes Red Maple a favorite tree for birds. 


Red Maple is one of the earliest trees to bloom in spring and therefore a key source of early pollen for bees.


A classic shade tree, Red Maple has a beautiful rounded crown and fall foliage ranging from bright yellow to brilliant red. 


For more on Red Maple, read my blog here

Maple, Red

5 Gallons
    • Latin: Acer rubrum
    • Mature height: 35-60 feet; 20-40 foot spread
    • Light: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil: Medium to wet
    • Bloom: Small, red clusters; among the earliest to bloom in spring
    • Fruit: Red-tinged, spring, two-winged samara
    • Foliage: Variable fall, often brilliant red
    • Landscape: Specimen, moist areas
    • Resistance: Wet, black walnut
    • Fun fact: The largest Red Maple is listed in the National Register of Big Trees as being 141 feet tall ~ Arborday Foundation.
    • More information and native range here


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