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Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset®' (Franksred)

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Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt

Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt

More About Acer rubrum Red Sunset® ('Franksred') (COPF)

  • Fast-growing, forming a rounded crown
  • Red, showy flowers appear before the leaves emerge
  • Glossy, green leaves in the summer turn to orange-red by early fall
  • One of the best, red, maple cultivars available with long-lasting, fall colour
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

4

Height:

14-15 m

Spread:

12-14 m

Colour:

Red
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Red Sunset® Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Red maple grows best in full sun and an acidic soil that is medium to wet, with good drainage. It is an excellent, specimen tree for a lawn or park, and known for its early, fall colour that lasts well into the season.


Acer rubrum Red Sunset® ('Franksred') (COPF) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Orange
Red
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset®' (Franksred)

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'

Autumn Flame Red Maple