[NAFEX] red maples

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Wed Nov 7 12:40:39 EST 2007

If you're certain that your 'red maple' is indeed A.rubrum, it may 
just be that that particular tree is one that exhibits yellow fall 
color instead of red.   The literature lists: yellow, orange, red as 
typical fall colors.
More likely just a selection feature than a soil or light effect.


At 10:12 AM 11/7/2007, you wrote:
>I want to ask what sounds like a stupid question:  What makes red 
>maples red?  We have a red maple in our yard, and a couple of silver 
>maples.  The Red maple turns yellow,  just like the silver 
>maples.  The Silver maples actually have a tinge of red, more than 
>most of the silver maples around here.  The other red maples around 
>our town are bright red - beautiful.  I am quite sure of the 
>variety-I know the difference between red and silver maples.  Could 
>it be soil?  Light?  Jerry in southern Indiana
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