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Acer rubrum 'Red Rocket'

Maple, Red Rocket

Narrow upright habit and intense red fall color, combined with good cold hardiness, makes this an excellent choice for northern areas and special landscape settings.

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  • Narrow, upright growing crown
  • A good cultivar for colder climates
  • Fall color is bright orange-red to red


30-35 ft


6-8 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 7

Maple, Red Rocket Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best in full sun and an acidic soil, that is medium to wet, with good drainage. Red Rocket maple is a great choice for small landscape areas where a vertical accent is needed.

Acer rubrum 'Red Rocket' Characteristics


  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average