The swamp or red maple is a beautiful deciduous tree that is often planted as an ornamental. It ranges from medium to large in stature with notable variation in size and form depending on its site. While this tree may attain a height of 120 ft (36.6 m) and grow 5 ft (1.5 m) in diameter under ideal conditions, it more commonly grows 40-50 ft (12.2-15.2 m) in height with diameters of 1.5-2.5 ft (3.8-6.4 cm). 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 trunked tree and is most often grown this way in landscapes. There are a number of varieties offered on the market selected for characteristics like size, fall color and form.
Culture When you use local nursery stock and carefully follow planting instructions, the red maple is one of the easiest trees to grow. Light Full sun to partial shade. In nature the red maple is often a pioneer, occupying open sites but it will tolerate a fair amount of shade and 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 of selected varieties are best for landscape use.
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