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Maple, 'Red Sunset'Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

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.

Zones 4 - 8
Zones 4 - 8

Hardiness Zones: Zones 4 - 8
The 'Red Sunset' Maple can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Shade Tree
Shade Tree

Type of tree:
The 'Red Sunset' Maple falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The 'Red Sunset' Maple can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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.