Red maple is a common tree native to eastern Canada from Ontario to Newfoundland. The iconic leaves are very easy to recognize and turn a brilliant red in autumn. Though sugar maple is preferred, this species is also used in the production of maple syrup. It generally can grow between 20-30m but can reach over 40m tall, and lives around 100 years sometimes reaching over 150. Its fast growth, ease of transplanting and bright red colours in both spring and autumn make it a common choice as a planted tree.
Germination: Cold stratify for 60-90 days in a moist sterile soil medium, then plant outdoors or into a pot in the spring.
Packet contains at least 25 seeds.