Red Maple 2-2.5″


Red Maple Care

Planting: Choose a location with well-drained soil and full to partial sunlight. Red Maples prefer slightly acidic soil but can adapt to different soil types. Plant the tree with enough space for its roots to spread comfortably.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the tree’s early years and dry periods. Water deeply and regularly, but avoid overwatering, as Red Maples are susceptible to root rot in waterlogged soil.

Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the trunk to prevent rot and disease.

Fertilizing: Red Maples typically don’t require heavy fertilization. However, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to support healthy growth. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper application.

Pruning: Prune your Red Maple tree during the dormant season (late fall to early spring) to remove dead, damaged, or crossing branches. This promotes air circulation and maintains the tree’s shape. Avoid heavy pruning, as Red Maples bleed sap excessively.

Protection: Protect young Red Maple trees from harsh weather conditions, such as strong winds and extreme temperatures. Consider staking young trees to provide additional support until they establish strong root systems.

Pest and Disease Control: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, scale insects, and caterpillars, as well as diseases like leaf spot and tar spot. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil, and prune affected branches to prevent the spread of diseases.

Winter Care: Red Maples are generally hardy, but providing some winter protection, such as wrapping the trunk with burlap or applying a layer of mulch around the base, can help prevent frost damage and minimize stress during cold weather.

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Introducing our Red Maple trees with a 2-2.5″ caliper, the perfect choice for adding instant elegance and natural beauty to your landscape. These meticulously cultivated specimens boast a sturdy trunk diameter, ensuring robust growth and long-lasting resilience.

With their breathtaking foliage, featuring vibrant scarlet hues in fall and lush greenery in summer, these Red Maples promise to captivate throughout the seasons. Whether adorning residential gardens, commercial properties, or public spaces, these trees make a striking statement wherever they are planted.