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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone-3-9
Bloom Season– late winter; December through May depending on elevation and latitude
Bloom Color - Red
Height at Maturity – 90 to 120 feet
Soil Type Preferred – moderately drained, moist sites; however, it is drought tolerant.
Sun or Shade - both
The Red Maple has a lifespan of 100 to 150 years.
It is a medium-large tree with a pale grey smooth bark when young, which becomes darker and cracks as it grows. The lower portion of the trunk generally remains free of branches in forest-grown trees, while those in the open are usually shorter and thicker. The leaves are tri-pointed, deciduous, and arranged oppositely on the twig. While light green in the summer months, they turn a characteristically brilliant hue in autumn that ranges from yellow or orange to vibrant red.
The Red Maple begins flowering between 4 and 8 years old. The flowers are red, which appears in hanging clusters ½ to 2 inches long. Flowers appear in late winter dependent on region. The fruit is a samara, ½ to 1 inch long, which grows in pairs. They range in color from light brown to red and ripen between April through June. After Maturity, the seeds are dispersed for about two weeks from April through July.
The Red Maple is very tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, climates, elevations, moisture levels, and sun exposure.
While its preferred soil is well-drained moist sites, it is also standard on dry ridges and swampy areas. It does not have a north- or south-facing slope preference. This tree’s ability to thrive in various conditions is due to its ability to produce unique roots to the site. It can be an essential source of winter food for elk and white-tail deer.