Red Maple

Acer rubrum

Also known as Soft Maple, Scarlet Maple or Swamp Maple, this species is a widespread native to eastern North America. The red petioles, twigs, flowers, seeds, and fall foliage characterize this rapid-growing, moderately tall tree. Though beautiful, the leaves of this maple, especially when wilted, can be poisonous to animals.
Habitat:
Shade-tolerant, adaptive to wide climatic conditions.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing rapidly up to 24.4 m tall, sprouting vigorously.
Bloom Time:
Early spring, several weeks before leaves emerge.
Longevity:
Lives up to 200 years.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC NH NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
NL NS ON PE QC