Maple - Red

Acer rubrum
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9


The Red Maple is a tall maple with red and yellow autumn leaves that will provide your yard with shade in the summer and spectacular foliage in the fall. It has a medium to fast growth-rate and reaches 40-60 feet tall with a spread of about 40 feet. It is a deciduous tree, and its new leaves appear red-tinged before turning green with maturity. It is hardy in Zones 3-9 and prefers wet areas so be sure to plant in moist soil.

USDA ZONES: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9


At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Maples prefer full sun or partial shade and may need to be staked when planted. Make sure to plant in an area where there is lots of room for the tree to grow. Create a 3-4 inch layer of mulch leaving room between the mulch and the tree's trunk. Water regularly after planting. Fertilize in spring and summer, and prune in late summer or early fall.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Beth Graves
Trees for the future

We've been living on part of the farm that belonged to my in-laws since 1972. We've always planned to set out pecan trees, but are just now doing that - better late than never. The two pecans and one red maple arrived promptly and appear healthy.

Kasie Sedgwick
Would buy again

First purchase and would buy again. Tree got lost in shipping and arrived damaged and nearly dead but customer service was excellent and shipped out a new tree right away!

Theresa Wheel

Trees arrived in great shape. I’ve already planted and they look good. I’ll buy from them again.