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Red Sunset® Maple

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Item #3728, EZ Start®. Ships 1 - 2' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot.
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Gorgeous in every season. This tree looks great all year round, producing small, red and yellow flowers in spring, medium to dark green leaves in summer, and spectacular, fire engine red foliage in autumn. Offers an impressive spread of shade. Matures to be 50' tall in full sun. Cold-hardy.


Bloom Color Red, Yellow
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 45 - 50' tall x 35 - 40' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 35 - 40' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow shade trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Wanted a shade tree that is also pretty,but does not get over 50' tall.
b e on Aug 25, 2016
because it is pretty
jeremy b on May 7, 2016
Wanted a shade tree that is also pretty,but does not get over 50' tall.
b e on Aug 25, 2016
Color for corner of property
Reynaldo S on Aug 24, 2016
because it is pretty
jeremy b on May 7, 2016
For fall color
Kenneth Q on Apr 11, 2016
Color for corner of property
Reynaldo S on Aug 24, 2016
For fall color
Kenneth Q on Apr 11, 2016
How fast do these grow so that they provide shade for the side of a house?
Anderson-Fisk L on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This tree grows about 2 feet per year.
How long does it take for maple trees to mature?
Tina P on Sep 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Much will depend on the amount of sun, food and water it receives, how much stress the tree may be under from the weather, pests/disease or lack of nutrients. That said, on average, a red maple should add 1-2 of height per year, meaning somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years or so.
What is the Scientific Name for this maple?
Parker on Oct 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Acer rubrum 'Franksred' is the botanical name.
acer rubrum?
Dean D on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you're asking if Red Sunset is an acer rubrum, yes it is. Red Sunset and October Glory are both excellent cultivars, especially in southern zones.

Customer Reviews

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Red sunset maple
This is only a baby tree but has nice shape and is growing nicely.
I would say it is six feet high now but after planting it started growing right away and promises to be a lovely tree some day
May 16, 2016
over 2 years ago
I purchased 4 maples from Stark Bro's last year. This year they look fantastic all but one made it and the one that didn't could be for various reasons we have a lot of deer and rabbit here who love to chomp on trees! Overall my experience with Stark bro's has been wonderful, and the only place I purchase my fruit trees or any other tree that is really important to me. The best place to purchase trees by far!!!!!!!!!
May 23, 2016
1 year ago
Red Sunset Maple
These maples arrived in good shape, and are leafing out nicely at this point.
May 12, 2016
1 year ago
It's growing!
It is growing! This will be the first fall I see the orange leaves. I have watered and put cow manure around it. It seems the first few years the roots and trunk get established before the top!
August 13, 2016
over 2 years ago
My Red Sunset Maple died.
This was a gift to my huband.
August 12, 2016
1 year ago
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