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Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' ®

Red Sunset ® Red Maple
  • Plant Type:
  • Tree
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Deciduous
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Large
  • Also Grown As:
  • Standard Tree
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 45' x 35'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Conical, Upright, Oval
  • Native To:
  • USA, Asia
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Insignificant
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Fall Color, Intermountain Conditions
  • Container Sizes:
  • #15, 24" Box, #25, 36" Box
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 1-9, 14-17
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 4


Understandably popular, this deciduous tree offers reliably stunning fall color and achieves its full 40’-50’ width and height moderately quickly. Native to the swamps of Northeastern North America, it loves plenty of water, lots of room, and full sun to partial shade. Ample water will encourage a deep root system. Perfect for parks or large lawn areas, it heralds the arrival of spring when its profuse and beautiful flower clusters appear. The seeds in the attractive samaras that follow are considered a delicacy by chipmunk, squirrel, and bird populations. Red stems contrast beautifully with the 3-6” long and wide serrated deep green leaves which deliver a blaze of red-leaved glory in the fall.