Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 40-60 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 25-45 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Acer rubrum 'Brandywine'
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Famous for its Brilliant, Easy-Growing Foliage
Why American Red Maple Trees?
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, 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.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
For starters, 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.
So, you get versatility, but you also get effortlessly adaptability…especially because we’ve planted and grown your American Red for months ahead of shipping. Now, you get a great experience – from healthy roots to well-developed-branching. It’s an experience that’s unique to our nursery.
Change your landscape, beautifully, with this gorgeous shade tree. Order now for fast delivery, fast growth and fresh fall color!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Great looking tree
Very good looking tree.
Its doing GREAT
Yes, it survive this winter even though I planted it in Fall. It's already growing and full of leaves, bery healthy tree, this is my second tree buying here. THANK YOU!
American Red Maple
Received the original red maple a couple weeks ago.. wasn't pleased with the condition it was in and contacted Fast Growing Trees with pictures of the deficiency and they got back almost immediately with a response.. Fast Growing Trees stands by their trees and plants.. they immediately shipped another red maple to me on April 11, 2019 and received it via FEDEX on April 13, 2019.. the replacement is in excellent condition and could not of asked for a better tree.. this is the second tree I purchased from them. the first a Fuyu Persimmon tree and it was in excellent condition upon arrival.. received persimmons the first year.. Thank you Fast Growing Trees and Wonyae G for everything!!! Well Done!!! George
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
Planting & Care
1. Planting: It's tolerant of soggy soils, but well-drained soil is preferable for your American Red. When you're ready to plant, select a spot where the tree is in full to partial sun exposure (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). Then, dig a hole that's 2 to 3 times the width of your tree's root ball and equal depth.
Place your tree in the planting hole, keeping the top of the root ball even with the ground. Fill a small amount of the soil into the hole to maintain the tree’s upright position and water thoroughly. 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. Mulch to retain soil moisture and keep competing growth away from the planting site.
2. Watering: During its formative years, your Maple will require weekly watering. 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.
3. Fertilizing: During the first growing season, use only slow-release fertilizer tablets on your new maple. Any 10-10-10 fertilizer is suitable. Fertilize your American Red 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.
4. 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.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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