Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’
Description: Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset', also known as 'Franksred' is very similar to the other rubrum varieties but with more of an upright habit. The three lobed leaves turn to a brilliant orange-reddish colour in the autumn. Small, red flowers appear during the spring adding an extra stunning featue to this tree. Perfect for large gardens or public spaces such as parks.
History: Introduced in 1968 in America.
Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m
Common name: Maple
Growth rate: Fast
Tree size after 10 years - Medium
Flowering month: April
Do not prune
- BrandFrank Matthews - Trees for Life
- AspectNorth-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing
- AwardAGM (Award of Garden Merit) RHS
- Flower ColourRed
- Flowering MonthApril, May
- Foliage ColourGreen, Orange, Red
- Foliage TypeDeciduous
- Garden StyleArchitectural, City & Courtyard Garden, Cottage & Informal Garden, Japanese Garden
- Hardiness (RHS rating)H6 -20 to -15ºC. Hardy - very cold winter
- MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
- pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
- Plant HabitSpreading / Branched, Standard
- Plant TypeTree
- Pot Size12L, 12L
- Season of InterestSpring, Summer, Autumn
- Soil TypeChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
- Special AttributesAttractive Foliage, Autumn Foliage Colour, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance
- Spread cm400cm
- SunlightFull Sun, Partial Shade
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£10.00 – NE13, NE20, NE3, NE5
£15.00 – NE12, NE15, NE2, NE23, NE4, NE7
£20.00 – NE1, NE21, NE22, NE24, NE28, NE40, NE41 - 42, NE6, NE8
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£30.00 – NE31 – 38
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