Red maple (Acer rubrum)
- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer rubrum
- PLANT TYPE: Tree
- SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: (AY-ser ROO-brum)
- TAGS: Plant Tags: deciduous and fall color. Plant Types: Tree.
Red maple has nice fall color; flowers are somewhat showy in late winter to early spring; good shade tree; tolerates some air pollution; grows in most soil types and moisture levels; a number of cultivars are available in the nursery trade (such as ‘October Glory’). Best in moist, fertile, loamy soils but also grows in dry, rocky, upland...