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.
The foliage is green and lushes during the summer and spring seasons, making it a great shade provider.
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, comprehensive, 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.