Red Maple is widely grown as an ornamental tree in parks and large gardens, except where soils are too alkaline or salty. Red maple is used for the production of maple syrup.
It is a medium to large sized tree, reaching heights of 18 to 27 meters. The leaves of the red maple offer the easiest way to distinguish it from its relatives, because, the leaves turn a brilliant red in autumn.
It is one of the commonest and widespread deciduous trees of eastern North America.
Depending on the geographical areas and altitude sowing can take place from December to April. Stratify in cold the seeds for 30 to 60 days before the sowing. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.