Red Maple
Red Maple
Red Maple
Red Maple

Red Maple

Regular price $7.00

Red Maple is one of the most common trees in our area. This tree can be found just about anywhere, including forests, stream banks and fields. It is a pioneer tree, which means it is one of the first to take over a field. It is also often an understory tree, growing beneath larger trees. Due to its adaptability has made this species a common tree in home landscape. Red Maples extend from Florida and west to Texas and Minnesota.

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Growth Rate Moderate to fast, 2-5 ft per year
Mature Size 90 ft
Soil Well adaptable to forested wetlands or well drained but moist upland sites
Light Full sun but shade tolerant
Leaves Leaves are three-lobed with small teeth growing up to 4 inches long; They are dull green on top and pale green on bottom turning orange to red before they drop in the fall
Flower & Fruit Flowers droop in clusters and are reddish-orange in color; Samaras (winged seeds) ripen in the spring, up to ¾ inch long; The small sized samaras of all native maples
Deer Browse Risk Medium
Benefits Seeds provide a food source for squirrels and some birds. Although not a preferred by deer as a browsing source, the young red maple leaves are a favored food of white-tailed deer. The wood has been used to make paper, furniture, cabinets, plywood, crates, flooring and railroad ties. Tapped for sap used in maple syrup production. Valuable riparian buffer plant due to its tolerance of wetter soils.

Please note that trees, shrubs, packets, and products will not be delivered by mail. Your order will be batched together and made available for pickup at a specified and location.

During Checkout please choose one of the the following locations and dates:

  • April 10 & 11 at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds
    • 171 Dawson St., Sandusky, MI
  • April 17 & 18 at the Goodells County Park- Exhibit Barns.
    • Goodells, MI (Use the M-21 entrance at the north end of the park)
  • April 21 & 22 at the Armada Fairgrounds
    • 74280 Fair St., Armada, MI
  • April 24 & 25 at Sterling Heights Dodge Park
    • Farmer's Market Pavilion, 40629 Utica Rd Sterling Heights, MI 48313

    Trees/Plants are primarily sold as Bare Root Stock. District Liability ceases when orders are picked up. Seller is not liable for improper handling or planting of plants after consumer has possession. The Blue Water CD is not liable nor guarantees survivability.