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Red Sunset Maple Tree

Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

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Red Sunset Maple Tree

Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

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Botanical Name

Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

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The Red Sunset® Red Maple has been specially selected from among thousands of seedlings to be the best red maple available. Not only are its fall colors of red and orange outstanding, they develop almost two weeks before other varieties, yet they stay on the tree for weeks. This is also the best variety for hot and dry locations, because it is much more drought resistant than any other red maple. A handsome shade tree, it grows 40 to 50 feet tall, and up to 40 feet across, making a magnificent specimen very quickly, since it grows up to 3 feet a year. It will soon turn from a healthy young tree into a magnificent addition to your property. Plant it as a shade tree, as a background specimen in a larger garden, or as a beautiful row along the edge of your property.

  • Best fall colors of any red maple variety
  • Dynamic red and orange shades lighten up the fall
  • Grows very rapidly into a full-size shade tree
  • More heat and drought resistant than other forms
  • Grows almost anywhere – from Canada to Florida

Plant the Red Sunset Red Maple in any ordinary soil. If you do not have the moist conditions red maple loves, then this is the variety to grow. It grows well everywhere but southern Florida and southern California, so you can’t go wrong with this choice. It has no significant pests or diseases and its beautiful leaves are a striking glossy green – until they blaze into the fall season in a bonfire of color. For the very best fall colors of any shade tree, this is the tree to pick.

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