Acer rubrum 'Somerset'

Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'Somerset' - Somerset Red Maple

Tips for Homeowners:

If necessary prune when sap stops running in the midsummer.

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This is a seedless hybrid that adapts well to a wide range of soil conditions, plus the deep red fall color lasts longer.

  • Long-lasting, deep red fall color
  • Uniform, upright, oval habit
  • Seedless

It makes a good shade tree, plus it is faster growing than Sugar or Norway Maples, but slower than Silver Maple.

Height: 25-30 ft
Spread: 15-25 ft
Zone: 4-8
Color: Red

Interesting Notes about Red Maple:

Red Maple is a fast-growing tree that is popular as a shade tree, but is especially desired for its rich fall color.  The tree prefers moist soils and it might be necessary to irrigate to support the general health of the tree, plus adequate water will help to achieve the best fall color.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Focal Point
  • Fall Color
  • Specimen
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water