Red maple

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 Red maple (Acer rubrum)

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Fall color

Spring color

Fall color

 

Few trees are so reliable in color and intensity as red maples (Acer rubrum), which are red to re-orange in fall. Their smooth light gray bark is also a great contrast to the deep red fall color (and the bright red of its spring flowers), so some red maple selections were chosen for both leaf and bark color (lighter than normal bark color).

Some hybrid red-silver maples (bred and selected for the reliable fall color and harder wood of the red maple, and faste growth of the silver) vary into the orange and even yellow range.

Spring color

Know for fall color the red maple often has oustanding spring color when it is in bloom. The flowers very from a coppery red to dark red depending on the plant.

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