Red Pointe® Red Maple Tree
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Red Pointe® Red Maple Tree
Red Pointe® Red Maple Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Red Pointe® Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'Frank Jr.' PP16,769
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Redpointe® Red Maple is a classy, medium-sized shade tree with a neat, clean, teardrop-shaped outline. This fast-growing tree will stand tall and proud like a sentinel in your landscape all season and will glow like a beacon in fall when its leaves turn scorching red. A smart choice for those with hectic lifestyles, this adaptable and unfussy native has no major pest issues and requires virtually no pruning to maintain its perfect broad-pyramidal shape. Plant a specimen on the front lawn to light up the whole block in autumn or plant a row of Redpointe® Maples along your driveway to turn it into an elegant tree-lined avenue leading to your door!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

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The Story

From the folks at J. Frank Schmidt Nursery in Oregon (who brought us the wildly popular Red Sunset® Maple) comes Redpointe®, a top performer in their extensive Red Maple trials. This superior new shade tree has only been on the market since 2006, but JFS had evaluated it for 12 years before giving it their stamp of approval. They found it to be faster growing than other Red Maples, as well as more tolerant of high pH soils and more pyramidal in shape. It also colors up earlier than other Red Maples, showing hints of scarlet as early as the last week of September in Oregon.

The Details

This tree isn’t just a joy in autumn. After a long winter, you’ll also come to celebrate Redpointe® Maple’s tiny but intensely red flowers that arrive with the first warm breath of spring. The allergy-prone members of your household will breathe a little easier, too—the blossoms are female and contribute no aggravating pollen to the atmosphere!

How to Grow

Red Maple is an obliging, adaptable native tree that puts up with less-than-ideal growing conditions and can survive even in urban landscapes. There are a couple of things to keep in mind, however. First, its bark is thin and vulnerable to damage, so be sure to keep string trimmers and lawnmowers well away from the trunk of your tree. Also, like many Maples, this is a shallow-rooted tree, so growing other plants underneath it will be a challenge. Otherwise, a sunny spot and the use of the Bower & Branch™ Water Element along with our Soil Enhancer and Fertilizer Element will enable Redpointe® or any other Red Maple tree you plant to flourish!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 45'
Avg Mature Width 30'
Spacing 25-30'
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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Size: B

Size B

Size: C

Size C

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Size B Trees:

7-8' tall. Grown in our #15 tree container. Fully formed branching, fast growing and ready to shine in your landscape.

Size C Trees:

10-12' tall Grown in our #25 tree container. This tree is ready to make an impact immediately.

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