Red Maple - Acer rubrum Soapberry Family (Sapindaceae)

Red maple is one of the most recognized trees with some part of the plant red all season long.1

From red flowers to its beautiful bark, red maple offers a variety of interests for the landscape in all seasons of the year.1

Pioneers used red maple bark to make ink and cinnamon-brown and black dyes.1

Red maple is one of the most popular shade trees grown in the eastern United States because of its fast growth and brilliant fall color. Gardeners should take into consideration the extensive shallow root system that makes growing herbaceous plants near large red maples very difficult.1

Red Maple Trees have leaves with serrated edges and the indentation between the lobes have V shaped indentations.2