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What is the growth rate for a red maple?

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The red maple, or Acer rubrum, grows up to 1 to 2 feet a year. Red maples get up to 75 feet tall, and reaching their full height takes anywhere from 10 to 30 years, depending on genetics and environmental factors.

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Red maples are hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 9. They have a spread of 25 to 35 feet. Red maples are fast growers and prefer full or partial sun conditions with well-drained soil. They do well when pruned as a young tree in the late summer or early fall. Never prune during the spring or after the tree reaches maturity.

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