Fall's Glory - The Red Maple Tree

Fall's Glory - The Red Maple Tree

Posted by Tammy Sons on 21st Aug 2017

Red Maple Trees are one of the most vibrant trees in Autumn. It's also known as Soft Maple and Acer Rubrum, is one of the most often seen deciduous tree in North America. These trees are abundant and are usually located on the border of Ontario, Minnesota, Florida, Texas, and Newfoundland, Rhode Island. It originates from its family Aceraceae and is best known for its brilliant scarlet hue that takes place in autumn.

Beautiful Features

Several of the amazing features the acer ruburm possesses includes the ability to transform colors with the season. The variable in forms of leaves are due to the several pigments that are embedded within the leaves. Those pigments reflect green, orange, and red light. The leaves use the energy produced by the pigments to assist with development and plant growth.

Height, Width, and Growth

It is highly recommended to plant red maple trees in soil that has previously been moisturized. Once the tree has been maintained and matures, it has the ability to retain the height of 15 m (49 ft) and becomes a medium to large sized tree. The tree has the ability to adapt to different conditions. You can find this beautiful tree growing in swamps, dry soil, and harsh conditions. In a forest habitat, the bark will stay free of a branches until it reaches a certain height. Its growth rate can exceed that of 2,500 feet starting at seas level. The largest living red maple is located by Michigan and stands at a height of 125 feet.

Distinguishing Factors

The branches and leaves of the red maple makes it very simple to distinguish it from its family. The twigs and branches will have leaves grow on the opposite side of them. The leaves are usually 6-10 cm long and 3-5 lobes wide. The leaves pattern can portray a variety of designs. The leaves do tend to transform into a brilliant and dazzling red in autumn.

The twigs are also red and are as brilliant as the leaves. The flowers that appear are typically uni-sexual. Male and female flowers will erupt in different clusters. The flowers tend to make an appearance during the spring season and come before the leaves. The flowers are red, oblong, and pubescent.

The fruit is born on a long stem and vary in different colors. The colors include light brown and red. The fruit will ripen during the time the flowers bloom and will remain longer. Once they reach a matured age, the seeds will separate and disperse until July.

Red Maple Benefits

The red maple tree has many benefits. Many home owners tend to use the for shade during the summer. Lumber industries tend to use the wood for creating beautiful stained furnishings. Many industries also create maple syrup from the sweet sap it offers. Most nurseries sells red maple trees and they are a good seller states Tammy Sons, owner of Trees-Plants Nursery.

Proper Care

Proper upkeep and maintenance of deciduous tree will only enhance and accentuate its fine qualities. Do not water it frequently, simply moisturize the soil, trim, and spray for bugs.