• American Red Maple Tree for Sale


American Red Maple Tree

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1. Height

  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    These trees are originally grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing. 

    These will be the easiest trees you have every planted!  Simply dig your hole, place the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole.  That’s it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root


2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
American Red Maple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your American Red Maple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-9

Growing Zones 4-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-60 ft.

Mature Width:

25-45 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Acer rubrum

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· Bright Red Tone Shines in the Landscape!
· Grows Rapidly, Giving You Shade Quickly
· A Popular Shade Tree, Easy and Colorful

People love this tree for its vivid fall colors! The Red Maple truly earns its name with its red flowers in early spring, red twigs of new growth, red fruit and spectacular red leaves in fall! It even has some interesting variability in the fall coloring, with some individuals assuming orange or even gold shades under certain weather conditions.

One of the Most Adaptable trees in North America! The Red Maple is becoming the most populous tree in the eastern U.S. because it adapts so well to so many different environments. It is quite drought tolerant, but also will grow in wet boggy areas, especially in the southern portion of its range; it grow in most any soil type, from sandy loam to heavy clay and everything in between; it even tolerates pollution and an urban environment, though leaf color is often less brilliant.

Makes a great shade tree, too! It grows to a mid-sized to large tree, and it does it rapidly, adding 2 to 3 feet of growth each year. Its dense foliage and rapid growth make it an excellent choice for a shade tree near a deck or on the south or west side of a house. Not only will it provide excellent protection from the summer sun, but it will give you a brilliant show in fall to enjoy, before dropping its leaves to let the winter sun come through.

Customer Reviews

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I bought this tree followed instructions looked dead when it arrived a wk later still dead notified co see if they replace it 90.00 is a lot to get a dead tree please replace if not people don't order here
December 31, 2012
Planted the tree last fall and this spring it did not leaf out or appear to make it , this would be the second tree that I have purchased and I followed all the directions so not sure if I will order any more from you or not. Sincerely,Robert Hanse
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
american Red Maple
Arrived as promised, very healthy. Looks beautiful, planting info very helpful.
October 6, 2015
9 months ago
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It has grown very well and looks good have brought trees before from other places and been disapointed this tree is great
October 6, 2015
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we are babying this tree in this forest fire, drought region of the Sierras so far slow growth but has leaves now!!!!!
October 6, 2015
1 year ago
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Arrived beautiful in the box.
We planted it according to the directions and said a prayer for its success. We planted in June and it is now October. The leaves started dropping in July. The tree looks pretty puny right now but my friend who is a landscaper said don't throw in the towel yet. We're nursing this tree along and hoping this Florida winter will be kind. I would love for this tree to rebound but only time will tell.
October 18, 2015
1 year ago
Jury Still Out
This split-trunk (ick!) showed up dry as the Sahara. We have followed the planting instructions, and as late in the season as it is, we will await Spring to see if the maple managed to survive being stored too long before being shipped to us.
October 6, 2015
8 months ago
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Northwest Ohio Drowning rain
.Planted my two American Red Maples in early June in northwest Ohio. Then the rains began and it rain it seemed like for the entire month of June. My maples turned almost completely yellow from the great looking trees I had recieved. But the rain finally stopped and now the trees like pretty green and are growing again. I do believe if these trees had not been in such great shape and healthy the would have died from to much water. You have some solid planting stock and would recomend your products to anyone
October 6, 2015
1 year ago
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Very pleased so far!
The tree arrived looking dead as others have described. However, we followed the instructions which came with the tree and buds developed within a couple of weeks. We now have leafs' The tree was planted about four weeks ago.
April 2, 2016
Longwood US
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I thought it was going to die
But finally it started putting on some leaves at the bottom
October 6, 2015
Gilmer, TX, US
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your American Red Maple Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your American Red Maple Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your American Red Maple Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your American Red Maple Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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It is an attractive tree, especially in fall and seems to have a reputation to be a durable backyard tree.
craig h on Apr 17, 2016
My good friend.
Louie L on Apr 15, 2016
It is an attractive tree, especially in fall and seems to have a reputation to be a durable backyard tree.
craig h on Apr 17, 2016
Fast growing
Todd D on Apr 16, 2016
My good friend.
Louie L on Apr 15, 2016
for the color and speed of growth.
leslie r on Apr 2, 2016
Fast growing and the color.....
connie s on Mar 21, 2016
Color density drought tolerant
Frances M on Mar 20, 2016
zone and color
bonnie m on Jan 22, 2016
I think it would look great in front of my craftsman home
Alejandro G on Dec 15, 2015
I bought this for my two young grandsons who do not have trees in their backyard yet (newer house). They have a lot of toys so I was looking for something different.
Hunter & Carter R on Dec 13, 2015
looks and growth rate
lamar r on Nov 15, 2015
beauty...my zone... growing in a drought
evelyn p on Nov 5, 2015
They are abosolutely gorgeous in the fall.
Annette O on Oct 18, 2015
Gorgeous color and plenty of shade
Salenthia S on Oct 12, 2015
Fast growing
Todd D on Apr 16, 2016
for the color and speed of growth.
leslie r on Apr 2, 2016
My plumber says maples will find water lines, is this true?
Irene M on Feb 16, 2015
Hi, I live in N. California, Gilroy, near San Jose. How long does it take to reach maturity and how do the roots grow?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2014
SANDY on Oct 13, 2014
I live in Colorado and my back yard gets sun at least 6 hours a day and the soil is clay and sand. Will this tree do well in this environment?
Garden Lady on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't really know. I've had my red maple about a year and a half in coastal Connecticut where it gets 6-7 hours a day and it seems to be very healthy. Don't know about your Colorado soil. My maple has not been especially fast-growing as yet, but maybe the first year is slow.
I live in Los Angeles California and my front yard is facing the west and the temperature often gets to over 90 degree in the summer time. Besides I have never seen this kind of beautiful red large trees anywhere close to where I live. Don't know if this tree will survive in this environment?
Also if the leaves will fall in any of the season?
Margaret H on Jun 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The American Red Maple will grow fine in Los Angeles and can withstand the heat. The leaves will fall as the tree goes into winter dormancy towards the end of Fall.
Can this tree have the lower branches trimmed up to make a high canopy? Or will it cause the tree to be less stable? The location is between 2 houses, with about a 30 foot space to grow...
Sue S on Aug 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You know I've had this tree for two years and it hasn't grown at all. So, I can't answer your question.

Poor quality.
I want to plant this tree in Utah zone 5 at 8500 feet. The winters are cold and there is a lot of snow. What time of year is best to plant?
Mary C on Jun 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The best time to plant is in the early Spring or early fall. However if you aren't experiencing scorching summer temperatures you can go ahead and plant this tree now. This cold hardy tree can tolerate high elevations and heavy snows.
How many feet per year with this tree grow?
Doug D on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They usually grow about 3 ft per year.
What is the largest size I can order?
James N on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Currently we only have the 4-5 foot in stock.
Do they drop seeds or shed anything besides leaves?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, the only thing you will see is leaves.
Can this tree be planted in a pot?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No. The American Red Maple grows too tall. I planted mine in late fall last year and direct to the yard. The trees have gained in girth, but haven't yet begun to grow in height. You should also take into account the mature tree size when choosing a location in order to avoid power lines.
So in fall will loose all leaves correct?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes that's correct.
how far from concrete ?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Depending on the age of the tree, a fully mature maple will have surface roots extending as much as 8 feet.
I had planned on lining my driveway with these trees how far should I plant from driveway?
Darin on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure as mine were growing kind of slow(I planted them close to some Eucalyptus and I think that was slowing their growth. I would ask the people at"Fast Growing Trees" how quickly they should grow under normal circumstances. I would guess you'd have 5-10 years (or more) before the roots might get large enough to affect the actual driveway. Also, it depends on how quickly you want that "filled in" look.
what time of year should i plant a tree like this? we live in SC
glenda b on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't think it really matters so long as you follow the directions of how to plant it. Also, I found it was money well spent to purchase the fertilizer kit they offer when planting a new tree. I did an experiment when I got my Red Maple I had also ordered a Gecko tree and I used the fast-grow tree started kit with the maple and not the Gecko. Huge difference in how they look. Although they are both healthy, the maple is doing much better and growing much faster.
We are looking for a red maple a little larger than 5-6 ft. Can you help?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes. Whatever you do stay away from fast growing trees. Com


I got ripped off from these guys... save your money.
I had better luck frim another site, but i'm not sure that they sell trees. i woukd hace to check
are young trees green leafed?
darlene c on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine didn't have a lot of leaves, but it was very healthy looking when it arrived and it has done very well since!
does this tree have smooth bark ?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At two years old it is fairly smooth. Not like an oak at all. Hope this helps
I bought two american red maples from you 3 years ago and they are growing well in Arkansas but the fall foliage looks like the Norway Maple is that normal?
Mike T on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There are many factors that can cause a Red Maple to not have red leaves during the fall season. It is hard to tell exactly why a maple isn’t turning red so taking these factors into consideration will help. If the tree is 3 years old or younger it is very common in maples for them not to turn colors right away. We have experienced “La Nina" for the last couple of years which accounts for most of the young maples not turning red. La Nina is high moisture seasons and too much rain at the wrong time. Maples need dry weather and no fertilization to have the sugar rise which causes the red color. Too much fertilization. These maples do not need fertilizer right away. If the maple is getting over fertilized it can cause the leaf color not to change. The proper time to fertilize is only in the Spring.
Not enough sunlight. If your tree is getting more shade than it should.
how much does shipping cost to american canyon,ca 94543?
elizabeth h on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. We currently have 5-6 ft Red Maples in stock. The shipping cost would be $31.98. However, we are currently a special on orders of $125 and over. If there are additional trees you are interested in, now may be a good time to go ahead and order them to take advantage of the free shipping promotion. Please feel free to contact us directly at 1-888-504-2001. We are happy to assist you with placing an order.
How are these trees shipped, bare root?
Tee Jay C on Oct 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Currently they are shipped in containers. In approximately a month they will be shipped bare root.
I have a red leaf maple tree its about 8 to 10 years old approximately 30 feet tall, the branches have not grown out though they grow straight up the tree looks like a giant qtip can you please tell me why?
scott on Aug 16, 2015
Do you know which type of red maple you have ?
The American Red Maple ( acer rubrum) has a full shape all the way up. The Autumn Blaze Red Maple (Acer x freemanii) grows more upright and narrow shape.
Late winter is the best time to carry out deciduous tree pruning because it is easier to get to the branches that need pruning, you have better working temperatures, no biting bugs and there is less chance of disease spread.

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