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Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'

Red Maple

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'Autumn Flame' has a dense, rounded form, made thicker by green, trident shaped leaves that provide shade and cover. Deep red flowers appear in early to mid-April offering one of the earliest nectar sources for native bees and butterflies while autumn's fiery crimson foliage is amazing!

Benefits

  • Fast growing
  • Pleasing rounded shape
  • Fabulous red and orange fall color
  • Early to turn color in fall
  • Very adaptable and easy to grow

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, acidic soils with good drainage but grows well in average to wet, well-drained soil.

This is a big tree so give it plenty of room to reach full size.


Height
45-50 Feet

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Spread
35-50 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Native Range

Woods and swamps of Eastern North America; Newfoundland to Manitoba south to Eastern Texas and Florida.

USDA Distribution Map by State and County

Native Trivia

Red maple is one of the earliest blooming trees in the northeast. The flowers provide nectar for small bees, flies and beetles, which in turn attract insect-eating birds such as kinglets, phoebes, pine warblers and others.

Good Companions
American Holly (Ilex opaca)

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Songbirds
Deer Resistant
Fall Color
Plan Sub Group
Deciduous Trees
Soil
Acidic
Humus-rich
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Mammals
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Songbird
Native Habitat
Forest
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Mass plant
Meadow
Specimen
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin