Posted on October 30, 2022 by L. L. CobleRed Maples Many cultivars of ornamental maples for the home garden are derived from this native species, and it’s easy to see why. Despite the variation in the foliage of each, every tree in this view is a Red Maple (Acer rubrum). The Red Maple is the most common and widespread tree in all of eastern North America. It is easily recognized by its three-lobed leaves. Not only do the fall foliage colors vary among a population of trees, but some individual specimens have a well-stocked palette of their own. This collection came from a single Red Maple. Visit a forested area today and check them out!