Maple Tree Seeds - Red Maple

(Acer rubrum) Deciduous. Zones 3-9.

Red Maple is an iconic shade tree, native to the Eastern half of North America. It is extremely adaptable, and grows well in a wide variety of sites and conditions.

Red Maple trees offer visual bounty from season to season, with crimson flowers in early Spring, a bright green canopy of leaves in Summer, and brilliant red foliage in Fall. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 3 - 9

Edible: No

Size: Large Tree 40-120 feet

Growth Rate: Medium to Fast

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 40-60 %

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Slightly acidic, loamy, consistently moist, but tolerates a wide range of soil types.



- Soak seeds for 24 hrs, beginning with hot water. Follow with 30 days of cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 30 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in deep pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

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