RED MAPLE - ACER RUBRUM

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Common Name: red maple

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Family:
 Sapindaceae
Genus: Acer
Species: rubrum

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 40 to 70 ft
Width: 30 to 50 ft

Description: ​​The red maple can readily be found in the Minnesota urban landscape. This tree has beautiful red fall foliage and is often over-planted due to this. Still, it is a good performer in the urban setting and is more preferable than Norway, Freeman, or silver maples. It is widely distributed throughout the forests of the eastern United States and can tolerate wet soil. 

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References:
USDA Forest Service - Region 8 - Southern, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org (top middle)
​Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org (top left)