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Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ (Red maple, Scarlet maple)

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' Photo/Illustration: Michael Dirr


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ AY-sir ROO-brum Common Name: Red maple, Scarlet maple Genus: Acer
This is a rounded to open-crown deciduous tree up to 70 feet tall and 30 feet wide with early, brilliant red fall coloring.
Noteworthy characteristics: This cultivar produces the characteristic red coloring earlier in the fall than the species.
Care: Provide fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Problems: Aphids, scale and caterpillars. Mites can cause leaf spot gall in several species. Fungal leaf spots and root rots are common.
Height Over 30 ft.
Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only;Full Sun to Part Shade;Part Shade Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Native; Showy Foliage
Uses Roadside, Screening
Style Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Trees

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