Red Maple

Acer rubrum (N.C. State Extension)
Red maple is easy to grow in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils, including clay, but prefers moist, slightly acidic conditions.

Red Maple (USDA Forest Service)
Red maple (Acer rubrum) is also known as scarlet maple, swamp maple, soft maple, Carolina red maple, Drummond red maple, and water maple (33). Many foresters consider the tree inferior and undesirable because it is often poorly formed and defective, especially on poor sites.

Red Maple (Arbor Day Foundation)
The fruits (samaras) provide food for squirrels and many other rodents. Rabbits and deer eat the tender shoots and leaves of red maples.

Red Maple (The National Wildlife Federation)
The red maple is named for its red flowers, red fruit, red twigs, and—of course—its brilliant red fall foliage. Autumn sightseers of the eastern deciduous forest praise the red maple for its striking scarlet leaves.

Maple Diseases, Insects and Pests (Clemson University Extension)
Learn about health issues that impact maples and their prevention and treatment.