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Acer rubrum var. rubrum

Acer rubrum L. var. rubrum

Red Maple

Aceraceae (Maple Family)

Synonym(s): Acer rubrum var. tomentosum, Acer stenocarpum, Rufacer rubrum

USDA Symbol: acrur

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Same characteristics as species Acer rubrum but with completely smooth leaves or leaves with hairs only along the veins on the underside.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Notes: Up to about 80 feet tall.
Autumn Foliage: yes
Fruit: Two joined samaras.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , PE
Native Habitat: Woodland

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds


Bibref 481 - How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest: Revised and Updated Edition (2001) Nokes, J.
Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
Bibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acer rubrum var. rubrum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acer rubrum var. rubrum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acer rubrum var. rubrum


Record Modified: 2023-04-26
Research By: TWC Staff, GDG

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