Red Maple

Scientific Name: Acer rubrum
Genus: Acer
Family: Aceraceae

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A deciduous tree that is native to the eastern U.S. but very popular in the Pacific Northwest, it is fast growing and can reach a height of 120 feet in the wild. It displays small, attractive red flowers that bloom before the leaves appear.

The Red Sunset Maple, a cultivar noted for its bright red leaves in the fall, is pyramidal in shape and often grows to 60 feet in height. The leaves are 3-lobed, with short, broad lobes 2-6 inches long. This tree is widely planted in the parking lots on campus.