Maple, Red 'Red Sunset'
Latin name: Acer rubrum 'Franksred'
A very desirable cultivar of the red maple with a pronounced pyramidal form and reliable red fall color; distinctive form and rich colors make this a choice shade tree, ideal for larger landscapes; intolerant of alkaline soils.
Red Sunset Red Maple is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring.
Height: 50 feet Width: 40 feet Exposure: Full Sun Zone: 4b