acer rubrum ‘franksred’
Red Sunset Maple
This red maple variety, Acer rubrum Franksred really delivers with its autumn colors. Their fall show is spectacular with red, crimson and orange leaves blending to give a sunset effect. Consider this maple variety as a specimen tree – it will require a little more maintenance than the tough urban varieties.
Height: 40′ – 50′
Width: 30′ – 40′
Exposure: Full sun.
Fruit / Flower: Samaras.
Fall Color: Red-crimson-orange.
Water: Keep well watered while young to establish a strong root system. Red maples like a moist soil. Mulch helps with moisture retention especially in the hot dry season, and will help with the soil drying out completely if watered regularly.
Fertilizer: Use a nitrogen rich fertilizer in spring once established. While it is being established it’s safer to use a slow release fertilizer to prevent young tender root burn. Mix the fertilizer into the soil.
Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring if required. Regular pruning keeps these trees in shape and can prevent major limb breakage.
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