Acer rubrum
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Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Height: 12-21 metres; 40-70 feet Spread: 9-15 metres; 30-50 feet Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium to wet Bloom Colour: Red, sometimes yellow Culture: Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, slightly acid conditions. Very cold hardy. Noteworthy Characteristics: Acer rubrum, commonly called red maple, is a medium-sized, deciduous tree that typically grows 40-60 Garden Uses: Plant as a specimen tree for the lawn, street or park. It is of note that this tree has a shallow, flattened root system that may buckle nearby sidewalks or driveways if planted too closely.