Sapindaceae (soapberry family) Acer

Acer rubrum red maple

Eastern Canada, United States
Acer rubrum in front of the Law School. Sairus Patel, 13 Nov 2019
Acer rubrum leaf and samara. From: Howard E. McMinn & Evelyn Maino, An Illustrated Manual of Pacific Coast Trees

See eighteen red maples, planted in 2017, in front of the Law School. Six specimens of ‘Armstrong’, a broadly columnar female cultivar of Acer × freemanii (a hybrid of red maple and silver maple), grow near the entrance to the Beckman Center, three on each side. Three younger Freeman maples, ‘Armstrong’ or similar, were planted across from them in 2015.

A 40-foot red maple is at 474 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto.

Name derivation: Acer – Latin for maple; rubrum – red (autumn color).

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Family name updated from Aceraceae to Sapindaceae Oct 2017 (SP). Law School specimens, three younger Armstrong specimens, and Armstrong description (ref. Arthur Lee Jacobson) added by Sairus Patel (Nov 2020).