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Red Sunset Maple (Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset')

Red Sunset Maple

An excellent shade tree for the lawn or street with beautiful fall foliage. Like its cousin,'October Glory' Red Maple, it is a durable and tolerant tree. It differs slightly from'October Glory' in color and timing of fall foliage and in growth habit.

Size: 40 to 50 feet high and wide

Shape: Pyramidal to rounded

Fall Color: Orange to bright red. Colors up a bit earlier than \'October Glory \' Red Maple (in most years)

Rate of Growth: Fast (10 to 12 feet in 5 to 7 years)

Other Attributes: Smooth, light gray bark when young but developing a nice darker, furrowed bark with age. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Native.

Growing Conditions: Best planted in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil, but is adaptable to various soils. Tolerates occasional flooding and is somewhat salt tolerant.

Prices vary according to size, variety, and availability.


Please Note: Trees cannot be shipped outside of the DC/Baltimore Metropolitan areas. Tree prices and sizes are subject to change.

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