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American Red Maple Tree

Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'


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-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
-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.

Coarse 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- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-60 ft.

Mature Width:

25-45 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'

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Famous for its Brilliant Foliage

Vibrant color and rich reds are synonymous with the American Red Maple Tree. 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. Its dazzling fall show is further diversified with a few orange or gold shades under certain weather conditions.

Even better, the American Red Maple adapts to any environment. The American Red Maple Tree is one of the most populous trees in the eastern U.S. because it adapts so well to many different environments. It is quite drought tolerant, but will grow in wet boggy areas, especially in the Southern portion of its range.

Plus, this ultra-strong Maple grows in nearly any soil type, from sandy loam to heavy clay. And though its leaf colors can be affected by less-than-ideal conditions, it even tolerates pollution and an urban environment.

And since this fast-growing shade tree claims 2 to 3 feet of growth each year, it will soon be a rich focal point in your landscape. Its dense foliage makes it ideal to place near a deck or in your front yard. Not only will it provide excellent protection from the summer sun, but it will also boast a brilliant show in fall.

Change your landscape, beautifully, with this gorgeous shade tree. Order now for fast delivery, fast growth and fresh fall color!

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Customer Reviews

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5 rating so far from the point of view of condition of the 3 trees and the timeliness of the delivery. We had a great deal of rain last month in upstate NY before planting so much so that I had to bail the holes of water in order to plant the trees as recommended. Hope they will take even though they like water. Won't know until we get back from Florida next mid-May. Thanks
December 6, 2018
1 month ago
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Great so far here in Central Florida!
At first it looked a little dead, but we planted it with the soil and fertilizer recommended by fast growing trees, along with some soil for maples from home depot and it is turning out beautifully. There are so many more leaves and branches already, and I swear it has already grown a foot. We had a sprinkler previously installed specifically for the tree itself, so I definitely believe watering it everyday is key. Can’t wait to see how it grows over the next few years!
November 9, 2018
2 months ago
So far, so good
Came when expected and adapting well to south MS environment, clay and sandy soil and full sun. I will be shopping here often for tree needs, thanks for the service as promised
Adapting well, nice tree
Adapting well, nice tree
November 5, 2018
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
Trees Done Right
Love this American Red Maple. Fast-Growing-Trees did it right. Looking forward to some good shade in the near future. Thanks
Love my new red maple tree. It’s grown since I planted it 6 weeks ago.
Love my new red maple tree. It’s grown since I planted it 6 weeks ago.
November 4, 2018
2 months ago
Looks great, very healthy tree
They tree came in great shape. Looked very heathy. Planted it in the fall, so we will see how good it looks in the spring. I have bought several trees from FGTs.
October 30, 2018
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
American red Maple
The tree arrived fast, packed nicely very dry on the ball root but had to be soaked before planting.I put the tree in the ground about a month now, I’m getting buds on the very tip so I know it’s growing and that’s good I Would recommend this company for anyone that needs trees shrubs etc. I am very happy with my purchase and I will buy again
October 1, 2018
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
Central Illinois will purchase again
Great so far, planted 3 weeks ago and water heavely the first week and now only once a week. Now have new leaves growing in addition to the ones that came on the trees.
September 20, 2018
3 months ago
Love ?? ?? My trees,planted 8/25/18. My husband helped me plant in the parkway because we need shade in front of our house. I’m looking forward to Spring now!! Thanks so much for sending healthy saplings!!!??????
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September 20, 2018
3 months ago
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My first tree...
I am happy with my first tree....has a new leave ...looks very healthy. Thank you.Cannot wait for next year to see its red they are still green. Thank you.
September 16, 2018
3 months ago
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Very scrawny but I know it will be fine. Also looks like a regular maple, but they assured me it is a red maple. We'll see. I like this place.
September 10, 2018
4 months ago
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Planting & Care

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

American Red Maple Tree Planting Diretions

The American red maple tree (Acer rubrum 'Brandywine') is a fast growing, drought tolerant, cold hardy tree that is very adaptable even to urban areas. This full sun loving, decorative tree doubles as not only a decorative fall specimen but also a fantastic shade tree. Best suited for USDA growing zones 4-9 the tree can take cold snaps as low as -20 degrees. The tree will mature to heights of 40-60 feet tall with a spread of anywhere between 25-45 feet wide, so be sure to take into account the tree’s mature stature when scouting your planting site. The spectacular red/orange/gold foliage will come during the fall season and spring will give way to red flowers. American red maples can even do well in boggy areas but try to avoid standing water for prolonged periods of time.

Location: Tolerant of soggy soils, crimson maples grow nicely on any fertile soil that is not alkaline in pH. Once established, it tolerates droughts with little harm although infrequent, deep irrigation will help retain more foliage in extremely dry periods, especially in regions with hot summers. Select a spot where the tree is in full to partial sun exposure.

Planting instructions:
1) Make a hole for the maple that’s 2-3 times the width of your tree’s root ball and equal depth.
2) Remove your maple from its container and ensure root moisture.
3) Place your tree in the planting hole, keeping the top of the root ball even with the ground.
4) Spread the roots out evenly and surround them with dirt, tamping down to avoid air pockets, which can dry out the roots of your tree.
5) Fill a small amount of the soil into the hole to maintain the tree’s upright position and water thoroughly.
6) Once the water has absorbed into the root ball and surrounding soil, fill the remaining soil into the planting hole. Pack firmly and water a second time.
7) Mulch to retain soil moisture and keep competing growth away from the planting site.

Watering: During its formative years, your crimson maple will require weekly watering of at least 1½ inches of water. Even as it matures, your tree will still need plenty of water during the summer months. Be sure to water correctly, light green leaves are a sign of over-watering, while drooping leaves signify both over-watering and under-watering.

Fertilization: During the first growing season, use only slow-release fertilizer tablets on your new maple. Refrain from using stronger fertilization methods until your tree becomes more established. Any 10-10-10 fertilizer, such as Miracle Grow will be suitable. Fertilize your crimson maple twice a month when it is coming out of dormancy and once a month during the summer. Discontinue before the tree returns to its dormant state.

Weed Control: Do not permit weeds and lawn any closer than 2-3 feet from your maple in the first year. Pull the weeds initially, and then utilize a growing mat or mulch. Insulate the roots 2-4 inches and replenish as needed. Do not spray pesticides on a young maple, and ensure that wind does not blow chemical drift onto your tree.

Pruning: Since maple trees bleed sap when their branches are cut, the best time to prune is when the leaves have fully matured. At this time, there will be less sap. Remove all dead or dying branches. Do this before you start cutting live branches; it will give you a better idea of what your tree looks like and how many of the live branches you’re going to need to cut. Decide which branches you’re going to cut before you start cutting. Look for large branches growing at narrow angles to the main trunk, branches that are rubbing others or branches that are growing inwards and crossing others. Remove the larger branches. To do this, make the first cut all the way through the branch, at least a foot from the main tree trunk. Use two cuts; the first should begin underneath the branch and go upwards, with the second starting on the top and going down to meet the first. With the weight gone, you can finish cutting the remainder of the branch without struggling with the extra length of the branch.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
I like the color and grew up around maple trees
Shawn D on Dec 8, 2018
Fast, colorful growing tree for my front yard facing the East. Once grown it will cover my breakfast nook window with shade from morning until noon and will save me $$$ in energy bills!
Angel M on Nov 17, 2018
I like the color and grew up around maple trees
Shawn D on Dec 8, 2018
The vibrant red leaves caught my eye and the reviews from others help make the decision to purchase. Now I can't wait to plant my tree and watch it grow.
Shlonda C on Dec 2, 2018
Fast, colorful growing tree for my front yard facing the East. Once grown it will cover my breakfast nook window with shade from morning until noon and will save me $$$ in energy bills!
Angel M on Nov 17, 2018
Jeffrey H on Nov 10, 2018
fall leaf color
josie r on Nov 5, 2018
I like them!
T H on Nov 2, 2018
Shade and color
Marcie L on Oct 27, 2018
Zone 9
Robert T on Oct 27, 2018
Bright color, we've admired this tree in other people's yards.
Glenn D on Oct 27, 2018
Seen several in our area and fell in love with the colors.
Ruben L on Oct 15, 2018
shade and color
Leroy T on Oct 4, 2018
Why am I being charged shipping?
David V on Oct 3, 2018
Beautiful fall color, fast growing, & a great shade tree. I will be replacing a Bradford Pear with this tree.
Phoebe B on Sep 30, 2018
Because it grows in my zone and I love the red leaves.
JACQUELINE Y on Sep 22, 2018
I was born in Canada. We had a beautiful big maple in our front yard. This looks like a wonderful tree. I am excited.
Ian G on Sep 21, 2018
Love the bright red color
Peggy L on Aug 31, 2018
Beautiful color
paul d on Aug 22, 2018
We have an October Glory and wanted a red maple with it.
Kelly H on Aug 9, 2018
I like the color and it is fast growing.
Rangsan L on Aug 6, 2018
It beauty will enhance the value of the community
SHARON B on Aug 4, 2018
the beauty of the tree
Debbie S on Jul 25, 2018
shade and colors
Kevin P on Jul 8, 2018
I like the color and the shade they will give.
Donna K on Jul 2, 2018
This is a gorgeous tree that will enhance the look in the back yard - especially in the fall, but throughout the year it will provide shade and privacy.
Stuart B on Jul 1, 2018
Fast growing, fall color
Michael F on Jun 22, 2018
Color and heartiness
Daryl M on Jun 19, 2018
Darryl B on Jun 5, 2018
I will make it a home near our back yard that goes towards our community running trail. Hopefully it will bring color to all the green we already have
Carmen L I on Jun 3, 2018
I love the red leaves!
Linda G on May 31, 2018
Need shade for RV in WI
kimberly k on May 31, 2018
David S on May 21, 2018
Memories of when we lived up north.
Susan K on Apr 19, 2018
The beauty of the tree in the fall.
Terry B on Feb 28, 2018
The American Red Maple Tree is just the right size and gives the front of our home the color diversity we were seeking.
Marc M on Feb 27, 2018
PAUL T on Feb 23, 2018
I wanted a semi large beautiful shade tree with character
ryan s on Feb 23, 2018
This is a perfect size tree and will give me a diverse color next to it's cousin, the October Glory Red Maple.
John M on Feb 11, 2018
Love the Color the leaves turn.....Even tho its just once a year.
Nonso N on Jan 23, 2018
Perfect for our new backyard.
James K on Dec 18, 2017
This is a gift for my sister who has wanted a red maple tree for a long time.
Gloria S on Dec 9, 2017
Very pretty😁
linda r on Dec 3, 2017
Jason R on Dec 2, 2017
Good color
Jeremy K on Nov 24, 2017
Great shade tree and fall color
Margaret B on Nov 24, 2017
The color and larger leaves. In Florida, we don't get much of a fall. This will hopefully bring some fall to our backyard.
Anne R on Nov 6, 2017
Landscape and wildlife
Michael F on Nov 2, 2017
Looking for a shade tree with a lot of color
Detlef H on Oct 31, 2017
It looks awesome
Shahid Y on Oct 25, 2017
Just look at it... It's beauty speaks for itself... : )
William M on Oct 22, 2017
Beautiful tree looks perfect between two Magnolias
David D on Oct 19, 2017
The vibrant red leaves caught my eye and the reviews from others help make the decision to purchase. Now I can't wait to plant my tree and watch it grow.
Shlonda C on Dec 2, 2018
Jeffrey H on Nov 10, 2018
Hi I live in Houston and this tree looks beautiful. Will it grow here and how do I know if my soul has alkaline?
JACQUELINE Y on Sep 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The American Red Maple tree thrives in growing zones 4-9. Your specific zone is determined by your zip code. You can find your zone here:

To test your soil, you can buy a pH test kit.
When is the best time of year to plant?
Greg C on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant at anytime. If you would like to plant now, the key thing is to make sure that it gets plenty of water for the next 4-6 weeks, and plant in the evening when the sun goes down.
Is this tree resistant to Japanese Beetles?
Nancy W on Aug 31, 2018
Have gas lines in the area. Will root growth interfere?
Marie on Sep 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We recommend planting it about 25-30 feet away from any structures or buried lines to give it plenty of room to grow.
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 would plant at least 20 feet away from a structure.
What is approximate yearly growth?
Bonnie C on Jun 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought a 6 feet red maple tree in 2015. It grew about 4 feet in its first year. This year it grew at least 3 feet or maybe more and its beautiful. I love this tree.
So in fall will loose all leaves correct?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2014
I live in the charleston sc area. what would be the best time to plant this tree?
john p on Jun 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Good afternoon John,I planted mine late winter/early spring. I’m in Orlando, Fl so I looked for after the last sub 45F degree weather. After that date I planted mine and it worked out really well.Hope this helps. They’re beautiful trees. Good Luck,Frank
What does this tree look like in winter?
Paris B on Aug 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The tree doesn't have any leaves in winter.
Can this tree be planted in early spring?
Darlis S on Oct 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It can - just give it water daily.
what does this tree look like in winter?
Paris B on Aug 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have not made it through winter with the second tree yet..but my first tree had so many small limbs without leaves but was beautiful. Rain would come but the limbs were strong when the dew froze..looked beautiful.
Are the leaves red in summer?
D M on Jul 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, they turn red in fall when temperatures drop.
I live in Upper Peninsula of Michigan can I plant the red maple in September?
Joe B on Sep 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As long as you can dig a hole in the ground, you can plant it 6 to 8 weeks before the first hard freeze of the ground so the roots can get established.
Does this tree create sap when mature? We're not looking for a lot of sap, just enough to produce one jug per year for fun.
Gene S on Jul 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will produce sap. Not as much as the Sugar Maple would.
Can this tree be grown in a container?
Betty R on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would do much better if you plant it in the ground since at maturity it can get 40 to 60 feet and 25 to 45 foot wide.
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.
does this tree have smooth bark ?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The American Red Maple has rough and scaly bark.
Can I plant a tree in Michigan zone 6 right now. Which is November?
Erin H on Nov 6, 2018
I’m in central Missouri, Columbia. Do I plant in November. If no, when?
ronitadinger r on Nov 3, 2018
Will this turn red in zone 9 ? I’m in North central Florida
Karen S on Oct 3, 2018
I live in Ireland. Do you ship to Ireland?? If you do what is the shipping charge. Thank you
Sylvia S on Sep 12, 2018
My sister wants a red maple tree. Her birthday is coming up. Can I order one and have it shipped to her so she can be surprised?
Cindy on Aug 30, 2018
I live in Rio Rancho NM zip 87124. I am replacing an ash tree 20 year old that suffered from a lack of sufficient water. We have sandy soil and very little rain and have water restrictions. Could you please recommend a good tree for this area? Fast growing for shade——-thanks.
Terri T on Aug 18, 2018
Do these tree produce helicopter seeds?
Nicole J on Jul 14, 2018

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