A native tree with a height of 40-70’ and width of 30-60’. An excellent landscape tree with an oval to round crown. Named for the red flowers in the very early spring. Produces winged V-shaped pairs of seed that ripens in late April to mid June. Growth rate is moderate to rapid. Roots are shallow, fibrous. Tolerates a wide variety of sites and can be found growing in very wet to very dry conditions. Often tapped for maple syrup. Fall color can vary from red to orange to yellow.