Maple, 'Red Sunset' Acer rubrum 'Franksred'
Red Sunset is a red maple cultivar with superior fall color and good branch structure. Winter buds, clusters of small winter spring flowers, leaf stems, twigs, and winged summer fruits are all reddish colored.Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 4 - 8The 'Red Sunset' Maple can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeShade Trees
Mature HeightThe 'Red Sunset' Maple grows to be 45' - 50' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe 'Red Sunset' Maple has a spread of about 35' - 40' at full maturity.
SunThis maple does well in full sun, partial shade.
SoilThe 'Red Sunset' Maple grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wet, clay soils.
ShapeThis maple has rounded shape.
Red Sunset is a red maple cultivar with superior fall color and good branch structure. Winter buds, clusters of small winter spring flowers, leaf stems, twigs, and winged summer fruits are all reddish colored. The glossy green leaves persist on the tree turning orange-red to brilliant red in the fall. Red Sunset grows moderately fast, 45'-50' high with a 35'-40' spread. It adapts to a wide range of climates and soils, but requires acid soil and is salt-sensitive. It prefers a moist site and tolerates full sun to partial shade. zones 4-8.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.