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How Fast Do Red Maple Trees Grow?

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The yellow, orange and red fall foliage of maple trees makes them a favorite among homeowners. There are several types of maple including silver, red and Japanese, each with its own unique growth rate.

Soft Maples

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Maples with soft wood break more easily in storms but are also the fastest growing maples, according to Clemson University Extension. This includes red and silver maples.The red maple grows especially rapidly early in life.

Annual Growth

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Red maples are considered moderate or fast-growing trees, gaining up to 12 feet in a five- to seven-year time period. Red maples grow in height beginning early each spring. Radial growth occurs later in the season and is completed in as little as 70 days, according to University of Wisconsin Extension.

Mature Stage

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Most red maples reach a height of about 60 feet and a width of 25 to 35 feet. They have been known to sometimes reach heights of 120 feet, according to Clemson University Extension. Red maples take 70 to 80 years to mature, and can live as long as 150 years.

Maple Trees Need To Grow?

Maple trees are a versatile tree that can grow almost anywhere. They are seen all across the United States and Canada. Although maple trees are hardy and can withstand many different climates, they are typically found in cooler climates, such as those found in the Northeast and North. A range between 6 and 7 is ideal. If you have clay soil you can either add sand to the soil, or you can raise the area where the tree is planted to make it higher than the surrounding yard. Maple trees prefer moist areas. However, the soil also should be well-drained. The trees should be fertilized twice a month during the spring, and once a month from summer until fall. Maple trees can withstand a variety of light conditions. Partial shade is best for warmer climates.

Maple Trees Need To Grow?

Maple trees are a versatile tree that can grow almost anywhere. They are seen all across the United States and Canada. Although maple trees are hardy and can withstand many different climates, they are typically found in cooler climates, such as those found in the Northeast and North. A range between 6 and 7 is ideal. If you have clay soil you can either add sand to the soil, or you can raise the area where the tree is planted to make it higher than the surrounding yard. Maple trees prefer moist areas. However, the soil also should be well-drained. The trees should be fertilized twice a month during the spring, and once a month from summer until fall. Maple trees can withstand a variety of light conditions. Partial shade is best for warmer climates.

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