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Botanical Name: Acer rubrum
Common Name(s): Canadian maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple
A native of eastern North America, this large tree is appreciated for its fast growth, spectacular autumn color, and tolerance of wet soils and atmospheric pollution. Its leaves are 3- to 5- lobed, dark green in color, bluish beneath, changing to yellow, amber, or fiery red. Dense red flower clusters are formed. Red winged fruit.
Botanical Pronunciation: AY-ser ROO-brum
This tree has an ashy-gray bark.
This tree has dense red flower clusters.
This tree bears leaves that are 3- to 5- lobed, dark green in color, bluish beneath, changing to yellow, amber, or fiery red in Autumn
This tree has red winged fruit.
Propagation of species is from seed, cultivars by grafting.
This plant do best in deep well-drained soil with permanent subsoil moisture.
Uses in landscape design
Red maple is a good choice of a tree for urban areas when there is ample room for its root system. The red maple is excellent at withstanding harsh urban conditions.