Red Maple Tree

Popular, Classic Maple

  • Grows 40-60 feet tall
  • Fast Grower
  • Perfect shade tree
  • Extremely cold hardy
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The Red Maple Tree can easily grow 40-60 feet tall with a round to oval shape. This Maple is extremely cold hardy. It will grow faster than a sugar maple but slower than a silver maple.

Features:  Red Maples enjoy full sun to part shade.  You will need to find a nice area in your yard so that it gets enough sun and is not shaded by any wooded areas. This Maple tree is tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, slightly acid conditions. Very cold hardy.

Enjoy a brilliant display of fall color!

The name "Red Maple" has meaning, everything is red.  From red flowers from March through April to red samara pods and reddish twigs to red buds in the spring and red leaves in fall, the Red Maple embodies RED!

Landscape Ideas:  You can incorporate a raised bed for your Red Maple Tree.  Plant some juniper and even add in a boulder the the bed to give it some more character.  Don't forget to add uplighting to your tree.  The lighting will really set off your Red Maple as you pull into your driveway at night. 

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Red
Botanical Name Acer rubrum

How To Care for your new Red Maple Tree

When planting your Red Maple tree be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive.  Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant.  However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant your Maple almost any time of the year.  

These trees tolerate full sun to part shade and prefer soil that is well-drained, slightly acidic, and nutrient rich.  However, Maples will adapt to a variety of soils. If you have alkaline soil, you can amend your soil.  To acidify your soil, amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants.  Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution for increasing acidity.  Mulching will also aid in keeping the roots cool and moist.  Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Maples should be watered often enough to keep the soil moist.  Maples can tolerate a wet area, but they shouldn't be in standing water.  Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost.  Choose a slow release fertilizer.  When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Maple trees don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape.  Maples are salt intolerant so keep them away from road sides in cooler climates and beach areas as well as any area known for soils with high salinity.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale and Aphids are insects that can affect Maples.  You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  Occasionally fungal issues can arise. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection.  Neem Oil is an organic method of treating some fungal diseases and pests.  It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective. 


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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My tree came in a box and was perfect when it arrived!! Thank you
January 23, 2017
9 months ago
Fall color
My wife wants to post a picture of our maple on the site. It looks picture perfect! How do we do that? Thanks
November 1, 2015
Our home
Our maple tree couldn't be more perfect. It compliments our home perfectly and we are excited to watch as it grows into a majestic beauty. Much more than we expected when we opened our box. Our appreciation to theplantingtree.

Pete and Sue
November 1, 2015
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Lezah M on Aug 28, 2016
Lezah M on Aug 28, 2016
If a red maple still has leaves in mid December in FL can it be dead?
Judi l on Dec 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The best way to tell is to scratch the bark on one of the branches. If it's green it's alive.
Do you have any Red bud, or Red Maple with a diameter of at least 1.5" caliber and if so what is the price?
Rodrick B on Oct 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We currently do not. Anything in that size is usually going to be balled and burlap. You can find a tree this size at your local landscape supply.
Do red maple trees have shallow roots and can they be cut?
Dale H on Oct 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Red Maples can have shallow root systems. The best way to deepen the root system of your red maple is by keeping it watered correctly especially when newly planted. Watering deeply less often is ideal for helping the roots grow deeper. Using sprinkler systems or watering a little bit every day will contribute to shallow root systems.
What time of year do you cut back?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You generally don't need to prune maples, but if you want to do it when they are dormant. Late winter to early spring is ideal.
What is the size of the tree when delivered?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can choose the size from the pull down. This Tree is currently available in 6-7 Feet tall.
Is there a guarantee on Red Maple's?
sandy D on Aug 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We guarantee every plant is healthy before shipping. You can purchase a warranty at checkout.
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