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Acer rubrumAcer rubrumAcer rubrum

red maple, scarlet maple, swamp maple, soft maple

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 40-100'
Spread: 30-75'
Flowers: Mar.-Apr.; (inconspicuous)
Fruit: Apr.-Jun.; red-brown or yellow; winged
Fall color: red, orange, yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.4-7.1
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

swamps, uplands; occasionally on dry rocky hillsides and sanddunes

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

earliest spring bloomer; adaptable



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1237.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004