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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 – USDA zones 3 through 9
Bloom Season – Spring, summer, fall
Bloom Color – Green, orange, red
Height at Maturity – 40 to 60 feet
Soil Type Preferred – Moist, rich, loamy, acidic, sandy, well-drained, clay soil
Sun or Shade – Full sun, partial sun/shade
The scarlet red maple tree is fast-growing, drought-resistant, and resistant to pests.
During the summer and spring season, the foliage is green and lushes which makes it a great provider of shade.
The fall and winter seasons are when this tree bursts into color and reveal dork red colored leaves that can be seen from far away. At maturity, this glorious tree spreads 25 to 35 feet. It’s one of the most popular and widespread deciduous trees in the United States. It is often seen in the New England area of the country.
The color of the leaves changes to hues of red hence the name scarlet. The tree trunk is a light gray tone and tends to darken as it ages.
The roots of the tree are known for growing deep, wide, and far. This tree is best planted away from power lines, driveways, and sidewalks. They look picturesque on properties and mesh well with a wide range of landscape designs.
Scarlet red maple trees live for up to 90 years but some have been reported to be the age of 150.
It features a high canopy that begins at 6 feet from the ground when it reaches maturity.
The beautiful colored leaves measure 5 to 10 cm long and feature a serrated margin. It produces an abundance of seeds that are referred to as helicopter seeds. The seeds got this name because of the way they grace the ground and flutter around. The seeds ripen between April and June. This colorful tree thrives in the urban landscape and the countryside.