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Audubon Native Red Maple fall color and four varieties of native birds that benefit from the native Red Maple
A mature Native Red Maple tree planted in a landscape transitioning into fiery red fall color before the other trees surrounding it
A mature Native Red Maple showcasing the vibrant red fall color with shades of red, orange, yellow and green from other trees in the background
A map highlighting the locations where the Red Maple can be found natively growing
A Yellow Rumped Warbler perched on a branch
Red Bellied Woodpecker perched on a branch
White Breasted Nuthatch perched on a branch
Chipping Sparrow perched on a branch
Audubon Native Red Maple fall color and four varieties of native birds that benefit from the native Red Maple
A mature Native Red Maple tree planted in a landscape transitioning into fiery red fall color before the other trees surrounding it
A mature Native Red Maple showcasing the vibrant red fall color with shades of red, orange, yellow and green from other trees in the background
A map highlighting the locations where the Red Maple can be found natively growing
A Yellow Rumped Warbler perched on a branch
Red Bellied Woodpecker perched on a branch
White Breasted Nuthatch perched on a branch
Chipping Sparrow perched on a branch

RED, YELLOW, BRONZE AND ORANGE FALL COLORS LIGHT UP THIS NATIVE SHADE TREE EACH AUTUMN

FEATURES: 

  • May Benefit & Attract: Cardinals & grosbeaks, wrens, woodpeckers, sparrows, thrushes, orioles, waxwings, nuthatches, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, crows & jays, vireos
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. 
  • This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife 
  • All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment. 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower 
  • Size A and larger - Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

    Growth Facts

    • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
    • Mature Height: 40-60' tall
    • Mature Width: 35-45' wide
    • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
    • Spacing: 30-50' apart

    Audubon® Red Maple

    Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

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    RED, YELLOW, BRONZE AND ORANGE FALL COLORS LIGHT UP THIS NATIVE SHADE TREE EACH AUTUMN

    FEATURES: 

    • May Benefit & Attract: Cardinals & grosbeaks, wrens, woodpeckers, sparrows, thrushes, orioles, waxwings, nuthatches, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, crows & jays, vireos
    • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. 
    • This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife 
    • All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment. 
    • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower 
    • Size A and larger - Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

      Growth Facts

      • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
      • Mature Height: 40-60' tall
      • Mature Width: 35-45' wide
      • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
      • Spacing: 30-50' apart

      Why plant Audubon® Red Maple?

      Our native Red Maple is one of the most commonly planted trees in the U.S. today; it gives us a pop of color on every street corner and along every country lane each fall. Beyond their beauty, these trees provide many other assets that directly support birds. Most importantly, they benefit from the rich selection of caterpillars and other insects that call Red Maple home. These protein-rich morsels are vital to the health of baby birds as they grow and develop. Many birds also eat the seeds of Red Maple, and others use its twiggy branches as a secure nesting site. A natural for the natural garden!

      In the wild, too, Red Maple is a commonly spotted tree. In fact, it may be the most abundant tree species in all of the eastern U.S.! That wasn’t always the case. Ecologists believe that the suppression of wildfires in the East has allowed the fire-sensitive species to proliferate since pre-Colonial times. Its natural range extends from East Texas to Florida, north to Minnesota and Maine, and on up into Canada. Red Maple prefers moist regions and will even grow in swamps, though it is sometimes found on dry, rocky ground as well.

      How to use Audubon® Red Maple in the landscape?

      Tiny, bright red Red Maple flowers are a harbinger of spring, giving us hope that change is in the air and warmer weather is here to stay. Interestingly, the blossoms of a Red Maple Tree may be all male or all female, or there may be some of each. Even more intriguing, the gender of the flowers can change from year to year. Trees are incredible!

      Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

      Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

      What is the definition of Native?

      “In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

      Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

      Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

      Planting Zones

      Hardiness Zone: 3-9

      How To Plant Audubon® Red Maple

      Plant Red Maple in a sunny spot in just about any type of soil (even clay). Though it prefers good drainage and average amounts of water, it will also grow in that low spot in your yard that stays a little soggy after a rain. When it is young, this tree has smooth, thin bark that is susceptible to injury, so one thing you will want to be careful about is to not damage it with string trimmers or other equipment. Red Maple is generally trouble-free, needing little pruning and rarely having any serious problems with disease or insect pests.

      How To Water

      Red Maples will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

      How To Fertilize

      Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

      How To Prune

      Red Maples in general don’t need a lot of attention when it comes to pruning as it is in their nature to grow in the pyramidal shape.

      How Does Shipping Work?

      Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

      We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

      *Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

      How Does Sizing Work?

      The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

      Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

      All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

      See the size guides below.

      How Trees are Shipped
      Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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      Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

      How?

      Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

      - Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

      - Phone: 866-873-3888

      - Or via Online Chat

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      Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

      If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

      * Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

      At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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