The FLORIDA MAPLE TREE

GARDEN CENTER CAPE CORAL

The large leaves turn reddish-bronze before they fall off during our brief South Florida winters. And new growth in spring is tinged with a beautiful reddish hue. This tree doesn't get as large as maples in the North. Although it grows tall it won't get especially broad so it works well in a medium-size yard and even many small yards. The maple can be inter-planted among other trees or planted in groups to create a woodland setting on a large, plain property..

Learn More About The FLORIDA MAPLE TREE

Planting Instructions
This tree is a fast grower to about 40 feet. It takes full to part sun but will also live in partial shade. Maples are deciduous, losing their leaves in winter.

They provide a burst of stunning color before they drop leaves. These are cold hardy trees, fine anywhere in South Florida and actually prefer cooler areas. The maple can handle "wet feet" areas that stay moist after heavy rains. The Florida Maple does very well planted by or near a pond.
Plant Care Tips
Add top soil or organic peat moss mixed with composted cow manure to the hole when you plant.

You will have to rake (or blow) fallen leaves, so consider planting far enough into the lawn so that leaf litter doesn't cover walks and drives. Trimming isn't necessary other than to remove any lower branches in the way of foot or vehicle traffic.

Placement: Place this tree at least 15 feet from the house. Come away from walks and drives 15 feet to keep surface roots from becoming a problem as the tree matures.

Fertilize: Water on a regular basis. Fertilize 3 times a year in spring, summer and fall with a good granular fertilizer.