Photo Courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Sons Co

Photo Courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Sons Co Photo Courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Sons Co

Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

Maple, Red Sunset®

Highly rated and reliable, Red Sunset® has become the standard to which others are compared. Developed by J. Frank Schmidt, Jr., it's a vigorous growing tree with a strong and symmetrical branching pattern. Lustrous, glossy green summer foliage changes to brilliant shades of red and orange-red in the fall.

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Height:

45 ft

Spread:

35 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Maple, Red Sunset® Growing and Maintenance Tips

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.

Acer rubrum 'Franksred' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Specimen

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Birds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average