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Armstrong Red Maple(7 of 16)

Smooth gray bark, red flowers in early spring followed by red seeds in summer.
Plant in full sun to partial shade with moist, but well-drained soil.
Drought tolerant once established.
Fertilize in mid spring.
Prune during winter to maintain shape and remove weak branches.
Height: 45-50 feet
Width: 30-40 feet
Hardy in USDA zones (3) 4-9:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; may suffer some tip dieback in this zone.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; apply extra mulch in fall.

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