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Maple - Sunset Red

Scientific Name: Acer Rubrum
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8.
 

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Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

4-8.

Mature Height:

45-50 ft

Mature Width:

35-40 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

40-50 ft

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Does Not Ship To:

AK, AZ, CA, HI, PR
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The outstanding ornamental characteristic of 'Red Sunset' red maple is the brilliant orange to red fall color lasting several weeks. 'Red Sunset' red maple is often one of the first trees to color up in autumn, and it puts on one of the most brilliant displays of any tree. The tree makes the best growth in wet or moist places and has no particular soil texture preference. Once maturity has been reached the “Red Sunset” red maple should range from 45 to 50 feet tall, and a spread anywhere’s from 25 to 40 feet. USDA ZONES: Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, & Zone 8.
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STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.

Maples prefer full sun or partial shade and may need to be staked when planted. Make sure to plant in an area where there is lots of room for the tree to grow. Create a 3-4 inch layer of mulch leaving room between the mulch and the tree's trunk. Water regularly after planting. Fertilize in spring and summer, and prune in late summer or early fall.

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