The REDPOINTE 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.
|Name||Red Maple ‘Redpointe’|
|Latin Name||Acre rubrum Frank Jr. ‘Redpointe ’
|Color of Leaf||Dark green with red tinge; brilliant red in fall|
|Shape of Leaf||Opposite, 3-5 lobes, simple, irregularly toothed, 4″ long and wide|
|Color of Flower||Red|
|Shape of Flower||Petaled-clusters|
|Fruit Characteristics||Winged seeds in pairs, red to brown, 1-2″ long|
|Bark Characteristics||Mature bark dark gray with vertical, scaly plates; young bark smooth gray|
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.