Red Sunset Maple

Red Sunset Maple

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Easy Care

Full Sun


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Hello, my name is Red Sunset Maple! As my name suggests, I am best known for my striking red flowers and foliage, which will show you vibrant sunset colors every time you look out your window. My red flowers emerge in early spring, before my branches sprout bright green leaves which shift to a deep red in the fall. I am low maintenance, only requiring pruning once all my leaves have fully developed. I can be a little picky when it comes to soil, and while I am not particular to any type of soil, I have a preference for acidic soil and may experience yellowing if planted in alkaline soils. I am happiest, healthiest and most beautiful when I am grown in full sunlight in average to wet conditions - I will even tolerate some standing water!

Red Sunset Maple

Red Sunset Maple

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Latin Name

Acer rubrum 'Franksred' 'Red Sunset®'

Common Name

Red Sunset Maple

Current Size

Approx. 6-9ft

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time


Mature Width


Mature Height


Growth Rate



Full Sun (6+ Hours)


Late Fall/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week




  • Fall colour: The Red Sunset® Maple is known for its stunning fall foliage, which turns vibrant shades of orange and red, making it a popular choice for autumn landscapes.
  • Fast-growing: This maple tree is a fast grower, meaning it can quickly establish itself in a landscape and provide ample shade and beauty in a short amount of time.
  • Low-maintenance: The Red Sunset® Maple is generally considered to be a low-maintenance tree, making it an easy choice for homeowners who want a beautiful tree without the hassle of constant upkeep. It is also relatively pest and disease-resistant.

Care Guide

  • Watering: Water newly planted trees every other day for the first two weeks, then reduce to twice a week for the next two weeks. After that, water once a week, especially during dry spells. Water deeply to saturate the root ball and surrounding soil
  • Maintenance: Remove any suckers or water sprouts as they appear.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Thin out any crossing or rubbing branches to improve air circulation and reduce the risk of disease.
  • (Optional):Fertilize using a balanced fertilizer in early spring before new growth begins, and again in early fall.

Planting Instructions

Planting a trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!

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