Acer Rubrum – 5 seeds – Red Maple


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Common name: Maple of Canada, Red maple
Family: Aceraceae
Origin: North America, Canada
Height at maturity: up to 20 meters
Hardiness: -20°C
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: tree
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: deciduous
Flowering: spring
Flower color: red
Type of soil: rather clayey, well draining
Watering: Normal
Use: in the garden, isolated
Diseases and Pests:-
Toxicity: –

Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)


Deciduous tree with an open and rounded crown, its foliage is composed of leaves cut into 3 to 5 lobes, first green then yellow quickly becoming bright red in autumn. This coloring appears from the first cold days.

Flowering occurs in spring and is distinguished by a multitude of small red flowers arranged in erect clusters followed by winged samaras (seeds).

This tree is very decorative and becomes more beautiful day by day as the end of the year approaches. This tree likes a well-drained soil, rather clayey and acidic or neutral, but an acidic soil will give the most beautiful fall colors.

This tree provides the famous maple syrup just like Acer saccharum present on the site.

Emblematic tree whose leaf is present on the flag of Canada.

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