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Sun Valley Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'

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Sun Valley Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'

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Fall Color
Tolerates Acidic Soil

Botanical Name

Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'

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Sun needs

Full Sun

The Sun Valley Red Maple is a compact form of the red maple, which is ideal for smaller gardens, or where a full-sized tree would be too large. It grows more slowly, and it matures between 20 and 35 feet tall, rather than the normal tree, which is over 40 feet tall. Its upright branches mean it also has a narrower spread, so it can be planted in more restricted spaces. It may be smaller, but its fall colors are just as powerful, ranging from brilliant orange-reds to darker burgundy-reds. It is an ideal choice for a smaller lawn, or anywhere a smaller tree is needed in restricted spaces.

  • Strong orange-red and darker red fall colors
  • Neat oval crown, with smaller leaves
  • Excellent compact tree for smaller gardens
  • Good cold-tolerance for northern areas
  • Grows well in both ordinary and wet soils

Full sun will bring out the full intensity of the fall colors of the Sun Valley Red Maple, but it also grows in partial shade. It grows in a wide range of soils, including wet ones, so low-lying places, and damp ground are good planting areas. It even tolerates periodic flooding, yet it grows just as well in urban soils, and it is moderately drought tolerant too. Pests and diseases are rarely problems, and no trimming is needed to keep its neat form.

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