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Red Maple
Acer rubrum
Distinguishing Features: Red flowers, leaf stems and seed wings, changes color early in the fall
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 40 to 70 feet tall, pyramidal or elliptical when young, becomes more spreading with age, eventually developing a more or less rounded or oval outline
  • Leaf: Opposite, 2 inches to 4 inches long, 3 or 5-lobed, medium green upper leaf color, gray-green or frosty underside
  • Flower: Red or orange, monoecious with male and female flowers on separate branches of a tree, female flowers with redder color
  • Bark: young bark is smooth and light, ash-gray, almost silver, older branches and trunk are covered with scaly gray brown bark,
  • Fruit or Seed: Samaras, 0.75 inch long, often display some red color
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