- USDA hardiness zones:
This red maple cultivar is a deciduous tree which will typically grow 40-60' (sometimes 80') tall with a narrow, columnar form. Leaves are shiny, dark green above and pale green beneath, 3 lobed and 3-6\ across. Species name of rubrum (meaning red) is everywhere in evidence: red flowers in dense clusters in late March to early April (before the leaves appear), red fruit (initially reddish, two-winged samara), reddish stems and twigs, red buds, and, in the fall, excellent orange-red foliage color."
- Full sun to part shade
- Medium to wet
Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, slightly acid conditions.
Size and growth:
- 40.0 to 80.0 feet
- 15.0 to 30.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- Red (male flower yellowish)
Good in the fall, Showy flowers, Street, Yellow, Shade, and Red
Plant as a specimen tree for the lawn, street or park. Unique columnar shape gives added architectural interest.
Leafhoppers can cause substantial damage.