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Red maple

Acer rubrum

Tolerant of air pollution. The tiny deep red flowers are evident in the spring.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Large
Height:
40-50 ft
Width:
30-40 ft
Water Needs:
High
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
oval
Fall color:
Orange, Red, Yellow
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Moderate to Fast
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
No serious problems in vigorous trees
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 6' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 8 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
  • between trees: 25 feet

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