Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 40-50 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 30-35 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Drought Tolerance:
- Botanical Name:
- Acer rubrum 'Franksred' Red Sunset
- Does Not Ship To:
Dazzling Color Arrives Earlier & Lasts Longer
Why Red Sunset Maple Trees?
Delivering outstanding red and orange color weeks earlier than other varieties, the Red Sunset is one of the best maples on the market. This tree’s deep, dazzling red hues can develop almost one month before other similar varieties, giving you longer-lasting fall color.
The Red Sunset displays rich, vivid color where other maples can't. Whether you're in a cold climate with temperatures down to -20 degrees or a hot, dry desert up to zone 9, you get the promise of intense color. The Red Sunset is much more drought-resistant than other varieties too, so it keeps on looking great despite little water. Plus, its strong branching stands up to high winds and intense storms with ease.
Nothing can stop the Red Sunset from displaying its vivid range of bright hues. Plant your Red Sunset Maple along the road’s edge, in borders, or as an ornamental that stands on its own. No matter where it grows, the Red Maple puts on a show and transforms your landscape into the best yard on the block.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Your Red Sunset Maple has been well-maintained at our nursery, long before it arrives at your door. We've done the extra work, growing and nurturing your tree, so that you get a thriving specimen with virtually no upkeep.
When you order your Red Sunset from Fast Growing Trees, you get a stronger tree with better branching and healthier, well-developed roots.
Now, you get the endless benefits and good looks of the Red Sunset Maple Tree without hassle. The yard of your dreams is just a click away - order your own Red Sunset today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Red Sunset Maple
Arrived as promised and undamaged. In the ground now - we'll know in spring how it's going.
Great. I am about to plant it in a pot till spring then in the ground.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: First, choose a full to partial sun location for your Red Sunset. Any area with a maximum of 6 hours of direct sunlight, some afternoon shade, and well-drained soil is best.
Dig a hole deep enough to cover your tree's root ball. After placing your tree, tamp down the soil while backfilling to avoid air pockets in the area. Water your tree to settle the soil that surrounds the roots, and ensure it is planted several feet away from structures and power lines.
2. Watering: Simply water your Red Sunset Maple during dry spells for the first few years. Generally, it will thrive on rainfall alone.
3. Pruning: When you’re ready to prune your tree, do so in late winter before its buds break. Prune away dead or damaged branches back to the nearest healthy bud at any time of year.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|