Red maple

Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’

Photo/Illustration: 
Michael Dirr
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Red maple (Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’)
AY-sir ROO-brum
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.

Overview

Height
Over 30 ft.
Spread
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Foliage
Uses
Roadside,
Screening
Style
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Trees

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