Acer rubrum 'Franksred' | Red Sunset®
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Growth Rate: Fast
Bloom Time/Color: March-April; red
Fall Color: Red/orange
Uses: Specimen, shade tree, street tree
Tree Shape: Rounded, pyramidal
Red maples are often characterized by their red, well, everything. Flowers, fruit, buds, leafstalks, twigs, and even their new growth are tinged red and the fall color especially is outstanding. Red maples grow well in almost any soil type, provided they are in full sun or part shade, and tolerate wet soils fairly well. They are covered in medium green, trilobed leaves throughout the growing season and have red, inconspicuous flowers that emerge before leafing out in late winter/early spring. 'Red Sunset' has stunning red/orange autumnal color and is considered one of the best red maples on the market. Selected as the 2000 Iowa Tree of the Year by the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association.
Acer rubrum is an Iowa native.