Where Do Maple Trees Grow?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 7:52:32 PM ET

Maple trees are found in Europe, Asia and North America, particularly the northeastern portion of the United States. These trees germinate best in cold weather that's at least 34 degrees Fahrenheit.

Maple trees are known for their vibrant leaf colors that include brown, yellow, red and orange. For example, the Amur maple is a smaller tree found in Japan, Korea, Siberia and Mongolia. The tree is known for its yellow and red coloring, and it is resistant to drought. The hedge maple is another drought-resistant tree found in Europe and Southwestern Asia. The bigleaf maple is a North American tree extending from Alaska to California. The tree turns a yellow-orange color during the fall, but the roots can penetrate sewer pipes and sidewalks.

The red maple is a common tree found on the east coast of the United States and Canada. This tree produces burgundy, red and green-yellow colors during the fall. It also features prominent red flowers. The silver and sugar maple trees are found in the same region, and they produce red, orange and yellow leaves during autumn.

Maple trees prefer partially shaded or brightly-lit areas. A neutral pH balance is best for growth. When planting, the soil should be loose and scattered so that the roots can grow and thrive.