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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Acer rubrum L.
red maple
ACRU

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 35
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 68.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Red   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Rounded
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color Red      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.7
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.3
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 170
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1200
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 25
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 30
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 80   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -47
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Spring   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 22720
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product No
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product Yes
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 12/08/2019 12:12 PM CST