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Red Sunset Maple tree



Red Sunset Maple tree  summer

Mature Height :

45 feet

Mature Spread :

35 feet

Mature Form :

Upright branching, oval and symmetrical shape

Growth Rate :

Medium -Fast

Sun Exposure :

Full Sun

Soil Moisture :

Dislikes dry soil

Soil Type :

widely adaptable

Flower Color :


Foliage Color :

Glossy green

Fall Color :


Zone :

3 - 9


About the Red Sunset Maple tree :

Red Sunset Maple tree Fall


TThe Red Sunset's leaves are shiny green above and pale green beneath, 3-5 lobed and 3-6" across. Species name of rubrum (meaning red) is everywhere in evidence: red flowers in dense clusters in late March to early April (before the leaves appear), red fruit (reddish two-winged samara), reddish stems and twigs. The Red Sunset is one of the best red maple cultivars available in commerce, with outstanding orange to red fall color. [1]

‘Red Sunset’ has strong wood and is a vigorous, fast-grower, reaching a height of 50 feet with a spread of 25 to 35 feet. Trees are often seen shorter in the southern part of its range unless located on a wet site. This tree is preferred over Red Maple, Silver Maple or Box elder when a fast-growing maple is needed, and will take on a pyramidal or oval silhouette. The newly merging red flowers and fruits signal that spring has come. They appear in December and January in Florida, later in the northern part of its range. Leaves retain an attractive high gloss throughout the growing season. The seeds of ‘Red Sunset’ Red Maple are quite popular with squirrels and birds.