Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Tree
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Leaf
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 334
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 262
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 490
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 491
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 768
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 770
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 1313
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Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Tree
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Leaf
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 334
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 262
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 490
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 491
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 768
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 770
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 1313

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Spacing: 25-35'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem
Acer rubrum 'Franksred'
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$245.00
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Red Sunset® Maple is a four-season shade tree.  You will find this popular selection of our native Red Maple is not only great for picnicking under or tying the hammock to in summer, but you’ll appreciate the joy it brings to your garden throughout the year.  In fall, Red Sunset’s® leaves turn as red as a dead-ripe beefsteak tomato.  In late winter, look for the canopy to erupt once more—this time in a hazy of tiny flame-red flowers to kick off the start of spring.  We are pleased to offer this best-selling Red Maple tree for sale not only in its usual street-tree form, but also as a multiple-trunked specimen. It’s your choice!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Spacing: 25-35'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

You could walk into just about any nursery in the country and say, “Red Sunset,”—or even “Sunset”—and the folks there would know what you mean, without you having to add, “Maple.”  Red Sunset® has been the go-to shade tree for landscapers and homeowners since the 1970s.  It was developed in the 1940s and introduced by J. Frank Schmidt Nursery in Boring, Oregon in 1966.  Our Tree-Form, or “Single-Stem,” as they’re called in the trade, “Sunsets” have the classic shade-tree shape, with a clean, straight trunk and a rounded head.

The Details

This is one sunset that will never fade away! Red Sunset Maple is one of the best selections of the native Red Maple around and an excellent choice for street trees or as a specimen in your yard. In spring, new foliage is tinged with red eventually turning green with silver undersides. Those bright green leaves turn to bright red in fall supplying you with the most memorable sunset of all!

How to Grow

Red Maples are one of those trees that you plant and don’t worry about afterwards. In other words – it’s easy to grow! These fast-growing Maples like soaking up sunshine so be sure to plant it in sunny location. Red Maples also do fairly well in most soil conditions as long as the soil has good drainage. Once established, your tree will be more tolerant of wet soil conditions. For the first 3 or 4 years that your Red Maple graces your garden, give it a low rate fertilizer about once a year in the fall to help it produce healthy new growth for the following spring season. Red Maples don’t need a lot of attention when it comes to pruning. Red Maples don’t have any major pest or disease problems, which is wonderful. One slight inconvenience you might encounter is their surface roots. These surface roots make it difficult for anything to grow underneath them – grass or plants (a great spot for a sitting area if you ask me). If you can overcome this minor detail, you got yourself a beautiful shade tree with gorgeous red fall color!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 50'
Avg Mature Width 35'
Spacing 25-35'
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Red
Flower Color Red
Flower Time Late Winter/Early Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

Size: C

Size C

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Size B Trees:

Bower & Branch Red Sunsets are about 8-10' tall when delivered with well formed branching. Stem caliper is always around 1 1/2". Branching structure is in place and the tree very rarely requires staking. Total weight is around 80 lbs., one strong young man can get this planted for you.

Size C Trees:

10-12' tall. Shipped with a caliper over 2” and in our #25 tree container. Limbed up high, well formed branching and structure. Immediate landscape impact. May also be shipped Balled and Burlaped.

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Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Tree
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Leaf
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 334
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 262
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 490
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 491
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 768
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 770
Red Sunset® Red Maple - single stem Additional Product Shot 1313