Red Maple (Acer rubrum 'Northwood')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 40-60ft
Plant Spread: 25-40ft
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Other: In the fall, spectacular orange-red foliage color. University of Minnesota introduction. This cultivar is best grown in northern states because it needs cool weather and frost for best fall color, and will generally not produce good fall color in the deep
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Other: Late March to early April (before the leaves appear)
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Water gardens
Pollinators: Wind

Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Nov 2, 2018 6:55 PM

'Northwood' was selected from a local seedling population near Floodwood in northern Minnesota by Doctor Leon Snyder and introduced into the trade by the University of Minnesota. Its fall color is more orange-red. It is best used up in USDA Zones 3 to 5. Lake County Nursery in Perry in northern Ohio grows a good number for sale.

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