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Summer Red Maple Trees for Sale Online
Summer Red Maple is a fast-growing and adaptable tree known for its luxurious show of fall color. The maple's leaves emerge burgundy red and transition to a dark purplish green in the summer, giving this tree a tri-color effect. It is normal for older leaves to turn yellow as well.
Whether your leaves are orange or purple, you will constantly be in awe of this gorgeous specimen tree's beauty. Popular for planting along pathways and streets, the Summer Red Maple has a uniform branching habit and a rapid growth rate.
Botanically referred to as 'Acer Rubrum,' the Summer Red is known for its resilience an hardiness to the elements. Ideal conditions for these beauties includes full sun and a slightly acidic, well draining soil blend. However, these hardy specimen will tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions and can specifically handle wet soils better than most.
Over time, this tree can reach mature heights of over 40 feet tall. The Summer Red Maple Tree's ability to resist pests and diseases also make it an excellent choice for beginner gardeners and landscapers.
|Mature Height:||35 to 40 Feet|
|Mature Width:||20 to 25 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad-leaved deciduous tree; shade tree|
|Foliage:||Dark greenish red, brilliant orange to reddish in fall|
|Pruning Season:||No pruning needed|
|Soil Condition||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites|
How to Care for Summer Red Maple
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I water Summer Maple Trees?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Summer Red Maple Trees a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water Summer Red Maple Trees using the counting method for the first few weeks.
How do I mulch a Summer Red Maple Trees?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Summer Maple Trees with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
How do I fertilize Summer Red Maple Trees?
Summer Red Maple Trees grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the early spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Summer Red Maple Trees again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young trees. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect.
How do I prune Summer Red Maple Trees?
The most important reason for pruning tree is to improve the overall health of the plant which in turn will reward you with an abundance of shades. Many times, Maple Trees that have not been pruned in a few years will develop dead or degenerative twigs. Removing the dead and dying limbs will minimize the possibility of diseases such as “dieback” and will also allow the plant to re-concentrate its energies and produce flowers. It is important to always use sharp tools when pruning Summer Red Maple Trees or any plant for that matter. Pruning large Autumn Blaze Maple Trees that are well established will enable the plant to have continued vigor, and lead to many more years of supplying beauty to the landscape. Remember once your Summer Red Maple Trees become large and mature it may be best to let a professional arborist do the pruning.