Acer Rubrum (American Red Maple)

Leaf Acer Rubrum Maple, Acer Rubrum (Red Maple)

Acer Rubrum also known as American Red Maple or Canada Maple is one of the most widespread trees in eastern North America, where it native from. It belongs to the family of the Aceraceae and is a tree of moderate to rapid growth.

It is a tree that adapts to acid soils as neutral, preferably clayey and humid. And as for irrigation, the recommendation is to be frequent; always avoiding puddles. In order to do so,  you must have good drainage to develop properly. Furthermore, the American Red Maple stands quite well the cold weather, meaning is more than capable of being able to tolerate frost.

Moreover, light or lighting is key so that this tree can develop in optimal conditions. For this reason, it is necessary to plant this species in a place where the greatest amount of sunlight can be absorbed during the day. Being a very strong tree resists various pests and fungi. It is multiplied by means of cuttings

Applications

Collection of sap is perhaps one of its most popular traits, as it is the main source and is quite effective to produce a syrup of maple or sugar. And besides not as sweet as the sugar maple. However, not everything on the tree is sweet, as the leaves are extremely toxic.

Acer rubrum (Red Maple)

Regarding landscaping, the Acer Rubrum is quite eye catching thanks to its spectacular reddish hue; which many consider a very striking and distinctive trait as it send off an autumnal touch. So it can be part of an ornamental element individually, or, in groups, either in gardens or parks.

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