Saturday, July 31, 2010

Acer rubrum – Red Maple

Acer rubrum - Red Maple

Red maples (Acer rubrum) combine ease of cultivation with year around beauty. Although the familiar winged fruits will mature to a light brown color, some female trees bear brilliant immature fruits that are almost as colorful as the autumnal foliage.

Red Maple Trivia: of all the trees confined to the forests of eastern North America north of Mexico, red maples have the greatest north-south range and they occur from Newfoundland in the north to southern Florida in the south.

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