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Red Maple 10 Seeds/Seed - Acer rubrum - Bonsai

$3.99

Red Maple 10 Seeds/Seed - Acer rubrum - Bonsai

$3.99
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Red Maple: A small to large tree often planted as an ornamental with notable variation in size and form depending on its site. While this tree may attain a height of 120' and grow 5' in diameter under ideal conditions, it more commonly grows 40'-50' in height with diameters of 1 1/2' - 2 1/2'. It has a narrow or rounded compact crown, and due to prolific sprouting, this tree often grows in clumps of stems from one stump. It also occurs as a single boled tree. LocationThe red maple is a native American tree found throughout the eastern United States from the Atlantic ocean to the prairies, and from South Florida to Canada. It has the distinction of the greatest north to south distribution of all trees on the east coast. Although it is most commonly found on moist bottomlands or in swamps, it also occurs in drier soils. Light: Full sun to partial shade. In nature the red maple is often a pioneer, occupying open sites, but it can survive under the shade of larger trees.
Moisture: Tolerant of both extremely wet and extremely dry soils.Hardiness: USDA Zones 4-9. Crossing many hardiness zones, this is a very versatile tree for landscaping.Propagation: Rooted cuttings. Using local nursery stock and carefully following planting instructions, this is one of the easiest trees to grow. This tree is suitable for shade as an ornamental. Known as soft maple to the forest products trade, red maple lumber is used in the furniture industry. Smaller trees are also used to make high quality paper. FeaturesThis handsome tree displays red coloring during different seasons of the year. Pioneers once made ink and cinnamon-brown and black dyes from an extract of the bark. Red maple is prized as an ornamental shade tree because of its rapid growth, brightly colored flowers and fruit (winged samaras), and spectacular fall colors.

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