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Acer Rubrum Red Sunset | Red Sunset Maple - 280-310cm, 50lt

Acer Rubrum Red Sunset | Red Sunset Maple - 280-310cm, 50lt

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Acer rubrum Red Sunset is a medium-sized, deciduous tree with good branch structure and dense, pyramidal crown that becomes rounded as the tree matures. Glossy, palmate, 5-lobed leaves are green in spring and summer, and intensive orange to dark green in autumn. First to colour up in autumn, it retains its leaves for a long time. Red flowers in small umbrellas appear in spring and are followed by samaras. It can grow in wide range of soils, but prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil with full sun to partial shade. It is cold hardy but very sensitive to salt, and doesn’t tolerate sea wind, therefore, not suitable for coast. It is a good choice for a shade tree in larger landscapes, and great for planting in broad streets and parks. Red Sunset Maple was bred and first introduced by J. Frank Schmidt & Sons nursery, from Oregon in 1966.
  • Common Name

    Red Sunset Maple

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, USA

  • Flower

    red flowers in small umbrellas

  • Foliage

    glossy, palmate, 5-lobed leaves, green in spring and summer, intensive orange to dark green in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20-50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

columnar upright, pyramidal to rounded shape, dense, closed crown

Preferred Location


West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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