Maple, Red Sunset


Description: Red Sunset Maples are well known for their fall color! Red Sunset starts off with a pyramidal shape that quickly rounds out with age. Their high-gloss leaves start out green and turn tangerine-scarlet during autumn. This variety grows faster than Norway and Sugar Maples. Red Sunset Maples tolerate full sun, partial sun or partial shade in average well-drained soil. They are moderately drought-tolerant.
Common Name:
 Red Sunset Maple

Scientific Name: Acer rubrum ‘ Red Sunset’

Type: Deciduous, Tree

Exposure: Full Sun – Partial Shade

Size: 40-50′ height, 30-40′ spread

Summer Foliage Color: Green

Fall Foliage Color: Red/Orange

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Period: Mid-Summer

Landscape Use: Screens, Outdoor Living Areas, Property Value, Woodland Border, Shade Tree

Soil: Well-Drained

Zone: 4 – 9

Growth Rate: Fast

Companion Plants: Fern, Golden Japanese Forest Grass, Coral Bells. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.


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