A deciduous large tree with dense rounded crown of spreading branches Native to Southeastern Canada, south to Georgia, west to Mississippi.
- Scientific Name:
- Mature Height:
- 40 - 70'
- Mature Spread:
- 40 - 60'
- Shallowly lobed dull green, turning to dark red, ruddy brown or orange in fall.
- Bears 5/8 -1 1/8" long, at 3 - 5 year intervals.
- Root System:
- No large surface roots.
- Growth Rate:
- Cultural Notes:
- Adaptable to many soils.
- Sacramento Specimen:
- SMUD grounds NE of old customer service building and SW of same bldg.
- Grounds of state capitol near 12th & L Streets
- East Lawn Memorial Park, 43rd & Folsom Blvd.
- 524 Messina Drive, large specimen in back yard, easily seen from street.
Minimum Planting Distances
- from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad): 8 feet
- from a building foundation: 15 feet
- from walks and driveways: 8 feet
- from an air conditioner: 8 feet
- from a fence: 6 feet
- from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable): 6 feet
- from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
- from a swimming pool: 15 feet
- from a septic system: 15 feet
- between trees*: 25 feet
* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half. Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet ÷ 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.