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Red Sunset® Maple TreeAcer rubrum 'Franksred' Red Sunset

155 reviews
  • Red Sunset® Maple Tree

    Brilliant Red Fall Color

  • Red Sunset® Maple Tree

    Brilliant Red Fall Color

  • Red Sunset® Maple Tree

    Red flowers appear in spring.

  • Red Sunset® Maple Tree

    Green leaves in spring and summer.

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Red Sunset® Maple TreeAcer rubrum 'Franksred' Red Sunset

155 reviews
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  • 4-5 ft.
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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 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!

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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
Mature Width: 30-35 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Drought Tolerance: High
Botanical Name: Acer rubrum 'Franksred' Red Sunset
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-9 outdoors
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4-9 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

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Red sunset maple

Very satisfied with customer service. Tree arrived in great condition. Would order again.

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This tree is dedicated to our beloved dog, Champ

The 2 trees I purchased arrived securely in their box. A little travel damage, but overall, looked well and the soil full of nutrients. I love the color of the fall foliage and that it's a fast growing tree. That was my reason for selecting it. I think it and the yellow tulip tree will be stunning in my backyard. Red Sunset® Maple Tree Red Sunset® Maple Tree Review
Bobbi S.
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I recommend this product

Better than expected

Quality of packing for shipping and included info for care and planting was impressive! Best I have seen. Was concerned upon receiving the maple tree as it did not look healthy. But after reading your info insert, it appeared that the wilted and spotted leaves were to be expected, though it was not anticipated. We planted the tree immediately and, due to an unusually long Indian Summer, it is leafing out beautifully. Now we are impatiently waiting for you to get your hybrid willows in stock, hopefully before winter sets in :-)

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Excited to watch it grow

Easy and tree arrived packed securely. It is doing well with the fall setting in.

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Nice tree which got through the hurricane

In the ground for less than 2 days when the hurricane hit. The tree held up well considering the circumstances. We were lucky. I now have two of these trees and and pleased with both.