Red Maple

Acer rubrum

One of the most popular planted trees, red maples are coveted for their brilliant fall color, ability to withstand challenging soil conditions and their seeds which fall “helicopter-like” to the ground.

Size and Light Requirements

Red maples prefer full sun, and can reach 40 feet in approximately 30 to 40 years.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can also get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

Find Another Tree

All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

Charlie Bomber, dasjabbadas, Ram-Man, Famartin, Famartin 2, Dcrjsr, Ryan Hagerty