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Summer Red Maple

Acer rubrum ‘HOSR’

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Summer Red Maple

Acer rubrum ‘HOSR’

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Botanical Name

Acer rubrum ‘HOSR’

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The Summer Red™ Maple is a wonderful shade tree, with an ever-changing display of purple-red leaves all season. In spring it is completely covered in glossy, deep-red new leaves, and in summer the new leaves on every branch are burgundy red, while the older leaves become a rich dark green. Then in fall your tree will turn beautiful shades of glowing yellow. Why settled for plain green when you can have colors like this? It grows quickly into a beautiful upright shade tree, reaching 40 feet or more in time, with a spread of around 25 feet across. Plant it on a lawn as a superb shade tree, or as a richly-colored avenue along a driveway or property line. Plant it in the background of a larger garden as a focal point.

  • Burgundy-red spring foliage
  • New leaves are red all summer
  • Golden yellow fall shades
  • Perfect colorful shade tree
  • Ideal choice for damper soils

The Summer Red™ Maple is hardy even in zone 3, and it’s a great choice for colder zones, while also growing just as well in hot ones. It thrives in richer, moist soils, and it’s the perfect shade-tree choice for damp areas, where it loves to grow beside water, or in low-lying areas where other trees fail. It also grows well in ordinary garden conditions, and it is usually free of pests and diseases, and it needs no special pruning or detailed care to become a great garden tree.