The Red Maple is sometimes known as the Scarlet Maple, Swamp Maple, Soft Maple, Carolina Red Maple, Drummond Red Maple, or the Water Maple.
The Red Maple is a handsome tree with lighter grey to silver bark and a round form. Every season the tree shows you something red. In the spring, its red flowers open up. New leaves have red around the edges before turning green. The stems of leaves are a nice red color. In fall, the red color is absolutely brilliant.
This tree is a good choice for your lower, wetter sites as long as they dry out sometimes. The Red Maple will also perform well on your upland areas. This maple tree is very versatile in almost every way. The tree will do well in full sun to full shade, almost all soil types and moisture contents.
Fun fact: The Red Maple is the state tree of Rhode Island.