Summer Red Red Maple is a fast-growing deciduous tree with an oval crown and intense colors in spring and summer. The lightly lobed leaves emerge early as a lustrous red or purple and matures to dark purplish-green with older leaves turning yellow while younger leaves become orange or purple in fall before falling. Grows best in rich, moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.
35’ - 40'
20' - 25'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
4 - 8
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance. Water regularly. Potential issues include stem canker, leaf spots, and root rots. Potential insect pests include aphids, scale, borers, and leafhoppers. Verticillium Wilt can be fatal.
LANDSCAPE USES: Group Plantings or Specimen Tree, Naturalized Areas, Woodland Gardens, Privacy Screen, Street Tree, and Shade Tree.
COMPANION PLANTS:Spiraea,Daylily,Switch Grass
IMAGE:Ftlombardo, Red maple ftl, CC BY 3.0, (2) Famartin, 2016-10-31 13 24 58 Yellow Red Maple foliage at the end of October on Franklin Farm Road at Tranquility Lane in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, CC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Famartin, 2019-11-11 13 45 49 Leaves on a Red Maple in late autumn along Hidden Meadow Court in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, CC BY-SA 4.0, (4) Famartin, 2014-10-30 09 38 33 Red Maple foliage during autumn in Ewing, New Jersey, CC BY-SA 4.0
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.