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Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ PBR

Franksred Maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & May
  • Height12m to 15m
  • Spread9m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourDark green, orange-red

Description

Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ PBR (Franksred Maple). An upright, densly branching cultivar of A. rubrum with distinct red-orange leaves in the autumn. Foliage is glossy and dark green in the summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Eastern North America

Interest and use

Ornamental, shade, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterWet to moist

Cultivation

It is better grown in fertile soil that is well-prepared since this will enable the young roots to spread easily, developing a strong root system. It does not mind wet soil because it naturally grows in low and swampy areas. Tolerates air pollution.

Propagation

Grafting, cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf-hoppers.

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