Scientific Name: Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:Red Sunset maple Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:SapindaceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):10 - 15m x 4 - 5m
Origin: Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Opposite, Soft flexible, Ovate
Flowers: Red, Dark-red, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Samara, Red, Brown, Jun- May
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
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Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Shade tree, Street (boulevard tree)
Key ID Features:Vigorous cultivar with strong wood; leaves with 3 major lobes with soft serrations, fall colour vibrant red; terminal buds multiple; samaras red, narrower angle compared to Norway maple. Winter ID: buds small (3 mm) red opposite; flower buds in large clusters circle twigs, give branches a bumpy look.