Acer Rubrum – “Red Sunset” Red Maple

“Red Sunset” Red Maple

Acer rubrum “Red Sunset”

Plant Type: Deciduous, broadleaf, large tree

Habit: Upright, pyramidal to rounded canopy

Mature Size: 45′-50′ tall; 35′-40′ wide

Growth Rate: Medium to Fast

Zones: 4-7

Foliage: Glossy green leaves in the summer turn orange-red to brilliant red in the fall. Winter buds, clusters of small winter/spring flowers, leaf stems, twigs, and winged summer fruits are all shades of red.

Requirements: Slightly acidic, well-drained soil, full sun to part shade

Landscape Characteristics: Excellent large shade tree. Spectacular fall color. Tolerates wet soil making it an excellent choice for a rain garden. Adaptable to wide range of climates. Low salt tolerance.


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