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The Red Rocket Maple (Acer rubrum ‘Red Rocket’) is a remarkable maple tree that stands out with its unique features. Offering a columnar form like ‘Bowhall’ maple, it is a preferred choice for colder regions due to its exceptional cold hardiness. With a mature height of 30-40 feet and a spread of 8-15 feet, it fits perfectly in smaller landscapes, urban areas, or narrow spaces.

This stunning maple tree exhibits a vibrant deep red fall color, adding a fiery touch to your surroundings. It thrives in a wide range of soil conditions but prefers slightly acidic, moist soils. With its dense leaf canopy, it provides excellent shade and improved tolerance to potato leafhopper.

Selected from a northern Minnesota seed source, the Red Rocket Maple showcases reduced size compared to other red maple cultivars, allowing for better management and versatility. Its slower growth rate and tight upright form make it a standout choice.

Enjoy the striking beauty and cold-hardy nature of the Red Rocket Maple tree. With its vibrant fall color and compact size, it will bring a touch of elegance to your landscape design.

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Bloom Color Red
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Moist
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 6.5
Zone Range 3 - 7

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 30 - 35' tall x 8 - 12' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 12' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

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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