Acer rubrum ‘Franksred’ Red Sunset

('Red Sunset', Red Maple)


$179.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

RED SUNSET is one of the best red maple cultivars available in commerce, with outstanding orange to red fall color (quality more reliable than species). It typically grows 40-60? tall with a rounded to oval crown. It grows faster than Norway and sugar maples, but slower than silver maple. In northern states, red maple usually occurs in wet bottomland, river flood plains and wet woods. Emerging new growth leaves, leafstalks, twigs, flowers, fruit and fall color are red or tinged with red. Quality of red fall color on species plants is variable. Leaves (to 2-5" long) have 3 principal triangular lobes (sometimes 5 lobes with the two lower lobes being largely suppressed). Lobes have toothed margins and pointed tips. Leaves are medium to dark green above and gray green below. Flowers on a given tree are primarily male or female or monoecious and appear in late winter to early spring (March-April) before the leaves. Fruit is a two-winged samara.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, acidic soils with good drainage.

Additional information

Common Name

'Red Sunset', Red Maple

Botanical Name

Acer rubrum 'Franksred' Red Sunset

Container/Amount

2 inch caliper

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

40 ft.

Width

30 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Late winter

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

orange to red

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