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Red Sunset® Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

SKU
00127
Considered one of the best for early fall color! The glossy green leaves provide a very dynamic show, as they turn a brilliant orange-scarlet when temperatures begin to cool. This large deciduous tree has a pyramidal form when young that becomes rounded with age. A wonderful choice for use as a high profile shade tree in larger landscapes.
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Full sun

Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser RU-brum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 40 to 50 ft. tall, 30 to 35 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureFall Color, North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsSpruce (Picea); Pine (Pinus); Maidenhair (Ginkgo); Beech (Fagus); Oak (Quercus)

Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Best color in full sun, but tolerates light shade. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular moisture but tolerates drier soils. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

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