Red Maple

Arbor Walk #102, TreeKeeper ID #5818

Frank Jr. is a cultivar of the Red Maple species, which is native to areas in Eastern North America. It’s a large deciduous tree known primarily for its bright red leaf color that can only be described as brilliant during the fall. The flowers, seeds, and twigs on the Red Maple also have red color spread throughout. Although known for its iconic leaves, the samaras of the Red Maple provide food for many animals. This tree grows best in wet locations, and is commonly grown as a street tree. The Red Maple grows in the Eastern and Central portion of the United States and can grow up to 50 feet tall. 

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Common NameRed Maple
Latin NameAcer rubrum
Indigenous Name(s) 
Cultivar/Variety ‘Frank Jr.’
Commercial NameREDPOINTE

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