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Sun Valley Red Maple Tree
Sun Valley Red Maple Leaf
Sun Valley Red Maple Additional Product Shot 737
Sun Valley Red Maple Additional Product Shot 1317
Sun Valley Red Maple Additional Product Shot 1318
Sun Valley Red Maple Additional Product Shot 1377

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 25-35'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Sun Valley Red Maple
Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'
$225.00
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When the air turns brisk and frost begins to coat the lawn white each morning, that's when Sun Valley Red Maple is at its hottest, turning vivid red and glowing like molten lava. This fast-growing shade tree will soon stand tall and proud along your street or driveway, showcased on the front lawn, or supporting the kids' swing in the backyard. Plant one on the south side of your house and it will cool your home in summer while letting the sun stream in during winter. A tough and adaptable native Maple tree, Sun Valley is easy to grow and maintain. It's a male selection, too, so no messy "helicopters" or stray seedlings!

 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 25-35'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Dr. Alden “Denny” Townsend is who we have to thank for this fine selection.  Dr. Townsend worked for the USDA for many years (he’s now retired), breeding new varieties of trees, which were then introduced to the public through the National Arboretum.  He is best known for his work in developing Elms that have a natural resistance to the dreaded Dutch Elm Disease, but he also worked with other species, like Red Maple.  To get Sun Valley, he pollinated a Red Sunset® Maple (a female) with ‘Autumn Flame’ (a male).

The Details

You can have your own Sun Valley in your backyard! This fast growing tree has a rounded crown with brilliant green summer foliage. Come fall foliage transforms into brilliant shades of orange and red. A great lawn or street tree that is easy to grow and very adapable.

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 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 40'
Avg Mature Width 35'
Spacing 25-35'
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Red
Flower Color Red/Yellow
Flower 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 No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

Fully formed branching, about 6' across when shipped. 1 1/2 - 1 3/4" trunk diameter.

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Sun Valley Red Maple Tree
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