Red Maple Tree Seeds (Deciduous) 6770. Red Maple is native to the eastern half of North America. It makes for a beautiful shade tree all season long with vivid red flowers in spring, solid green leaves through the summer and brilliant crimson foliage in the fall. Trees average between 15-20 m (50-66′) in height when mature. Red Maple is a very site tolerant tree growing in almost any situation from dry sloped sites to flat lands with continually wet bog-like conditions. Due to this tolerance for a wide range of growing conditions, some sources consider Red Maple the most common tree in North America.
How to Grow
70 seed/gram. Stratification of tree seed occurs naturally outdoors through the winter. Sowing tree seeds outdoors in the fall takes advantage of this natural effect. To stratify indoors, mix the seed with a moistened, sterile, peat based growing medium in a container, wrap in a ventilated bag, and place it in a refrigerator for 12 to 20 weeks. In the spring plant the seed in a sheltered spot outside to grow into seedlings. Transplant to permanent site when well rooted.