The red maple tree is
deciduous, and it loses its leaves every year in the fall then grows
new leaves in the spring. The red maple tree grows at a moderate to
rapid rate. The red maple tree grows best in bright sun to partial
shade. The red maple tree will grow in a range of soil types from
sandy loam to clay. !
The red maple tree is pyramidal shape when young. The
structure when young is ascending branches with an
irregular rounded crown. Later when the tree matures it
will attain a larger more rounded crown.
The red maple tree will grow to a size of 40 to 60 ft. The
red maple tree will reach a width of 25 to 45 ft.
The variability fall color can be observed on large stands
growing on hill sides. Some trees will attain bright red
color while some will be more yellow or orange.The red
maple tree has small red flowers in dense clusters that
occur in late winter to early spring. The red maple tree grows best in zones 3 to 9,