Northfire Red Maple
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Northfire Red Maple (Acer rubrum ‘Olson’) has green foliage which emerges red in spring. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. It features showy red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It produces red samaras in late spring. The furrowed silver bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

This is a 60 foot tree with a 40 foot oval shape. The consistent branching habit of this landscape gem shows off the flaming red leaves to perfection. When it comes to the hottest of fall colors, these trees are definitely the stars of the show.

When planting red maples, it is important to provide the optimum conditions to bring out their crimson hues. Red maples prefer partial shade and soil that is on the acidic side. This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring.