Acer rubrum, also called Scarlet Maple or Soft Maple, has red buds in the spring and red leaves in the fall. It is native to Eastern North America. Leaves are 3-5 lobed and the tree is shaped in a compact crown of leaves and flowers. It can grow to be up to 100+ feet in the wild, but as an ornamental tree usually reaches between 40 and 60 feet in height. Wildflower
You can help scientists understand how climate change is impacting this species by using the phenophase guide below to observe its lifecycle in Nature's Notebook.