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Maple, 'Red Sunset' Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

Red Sunset Maple - Acer rubrum 'Franksred'
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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.

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Zones 4 - 8 Zones 4 - 8
Hardiness Zones 4 - 8
The 'Red Sunset' Maple can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Shade Tree Shade Tree
Type of tree
Shade Trees
45' - 50' High 45' - 50' High
Mature Height
The 'Red Sunset' Maple grows to be 45' - 50' feet in height.
35' - 40' Spread 35' - 40' Spread
Mature Spread
The 'Red Sunset' Maple has a spread of about 35' - 40' at full maturity.
Medium to Fast Growth Medium to Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium to fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This maple does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The 'Red Sunset' Maple grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wet, clay soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This maple has rounded shape.
Description

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.