Red maple (Acer rubrum)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Acer rubrum

Common English name: Red maple

Other names:

French name: Érable rouge

Habitat

Red maple tolerates a wide range of temperature and precipitation, but is most often found on moist soils.

Other notes

Commonly found in eastern Canada.

The generic maple species (Acer spp) is Canada’s official arboreal emblem.

Hardiness zone(s)

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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