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Red Maple Fact Sheet

Family:  Sapindaceae - Soapberry Family (Previously Aceraceae - Maple Family)
Latin name:  Acer rubrum
Common name:  Red maple
Acer rubrum photo of male and female red maple trees in winter 2005-2006 Acer rubrum photo of male and female red maple trees in early spring  2006, buds are beginning to enlarge give red appearance to branches. Acer rubrum photo of male and female red maple trees in summer 2006, male tree is fuller than female Acer rubrum photo of male and female red maple trees in summer 2006, male tree had beautiful red and yellow leaves. color was much less vibrant and there were few leaves on female tree Acer rubrum male red maple tree in winter 2007. Female tree has been removed. photo of winter floral buds on male red maple tree, Acer rubrum, photo taken on 2005-02-05 photo of emerging vegetative buds on male red maple tree, Acer rubrum photo of male flowers of Acer rubrum, red maple, tree. photo of green leaves of Acer rubrum photo of leaves of Acer rubrum showing fall colors of red and yellow photo of yellow leaves of Acer rubrum in fall photo of  Acer rubrum in fall. Leaves are yellow and buds are in place for next year.

The photos on this page are of a pair of Acer rubrum - red maple trees that were located Morton arboretum at Parking 2. The first 4 photos are of the male and female trees through winter, spring, summer and fall. The 5th photo shows only the male in early spring. I don't know why, or exactly when the female was removed.

The remainder of the photos shows the progression of buds, flowers, leaves and fruit from winter through fall.

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