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     Red Maple is a classic shade tree with a beautifully rounded crown and fall foliage ranging from bright yellow to brilliant red. Red Maple is one of the earliest trees to bloom in spring and therefore a key source of early pollen for bees.


     In addition to its High pollinator values, Red Maple is considered a Keystone Species because it is larval host to to more than 300 moth species.  All those caterpillars crawling around Red Maple brings in the birds looking for food for themselves and their young.


     For more on Red Maple, read my blog here

Maple, Red

2 Gallons
    • Latin: Acer rubrum
    • Pollinator value: High
    • Wetland status: FAC
    • Current height: 6 to 10 feet
    • 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
    • More information and native range here


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