Red maple is every bit as red as you might imagine, from the leaves to the flowers and even the stems. Here’s how it works:
- Deep red foliage and red fruit in fall
- Red stems and red-tinged leaves in winter
- Red flowers in spring
- Still red in summer (if it’s a summer red maple tree)
- You may also be lucky enough to see some yellow and orange mixed in
This tree grows pretty quickly and can reach up to 60 feet tall at maturity. Plant your red maple tree in full sun for best results and be sure to give it at least four feet of space to grow outward.
Did You Know?
Red maple is one of the first trees to change color in fall.
Other Fun Facts About Red Maple
- It’s the state tree of Rhode Island.
- Yes, the sap from red maple can be used to make maple syrup.
- Red maple will adapt to just about any environment.
- Red maple can be found from Newfoundland all the way down to Florida.