Red Sunset Red Maple
Full Retail Price: $195 (Why the difference?)
This selection does well in heat due to its drought tolerance and has an upright habit. It has very attractive orange-red fall color and is also a rapid and vigorous grower. Colors earlier and is more cold hardy than October Glory. Sun, very tolerant of soils. Has shown high tolerance to flooding. Female tree, it produces fruit (seeds) that that is bright red.
Adaptable to many growing conditions, soil types, and pH ranges. Established trees are drought tolerant.
Commonly found along streets and in parks.
45' at maturity
35' at maturity
Dense oval to rounded
Small and red forming in early April in dense clusters before the leaves appear.
Leaves opposite, simple, thick, strongly 3-lobed, dark, glossy green.
Gray and smooth in youth becoming rougher as the tree ages
NOTE BEFORE PLANTING: Maples are very popular planting choices, and they represent a disproportionately large percentage of trees planted in many cities. If your heart is set on a maple, go for it! But we recommend choosing a different species to increase the diversity of tree canopy in your community. A more diverse urban forest means less susceptibility to pests and disease for your trees and your neighbors' trees.