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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 to 9
Bloom Season - March to April
Bloom Color - Red, sometimes Yellow
Height at Maturity - 40 to 70 feet
Soil Type Preferred- Moist, slightly acid conditions
Sun or Shade - Full sun to part shade
Acer rubrum, commonly called Red Maple, is a medium-sized, deciduous tree.
It is native to eastern North America. The Red Maple gets its name from the red color its leafstalks, flowers, fruit, and new growth contain throughout the year. The leaves are typically 2 to 5 inches long, with tooth margined lobes that are medium to dark green and turn a bright red color in the fall. Although some turn a yellow or orange color. The flowers, deep red and in clusters, appear in later winter/early spring (March or April.) Its fruit and seeds are two-winged samaras
The tree can withstand cold temperatures, but wind and ice may result in branch breaks.
Red maple prefers moist soil with slightly acid conditions.
However, it can tolerate a wide range of soils. Fall is the best time to plant red maple, and it's recommended to purchase a tree grown from its roots rather than a grafted tree. Once a red maple seedling is established, it is essential to keep the soil moist. A layer of organic material around the base of the tree can help.
Acer rubrum grows faster than the Norway and Sugar Maples but slower than the Silver Maple. Its crown is usually oval or rounded and, at Maturity, has a spread between 30 and 50 feet. It is a good option for lawns, streets, and parks because it can tolerate wet soil and air pollution. The tree has a shallow, flat root system that can cause sidewalks and driveways to buckle if planted too close to them.