Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'

Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley' - Red Maple

Tips for Homeowners:

If necessary prune when sap stops running in the midsummer.

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A good strong, seedless hybrid with long-lasting fall color that starts out brilliant red and turns deeper red as season progresses.

  • Showy flowers in spring
  • Brilliant red fall foliage color
  • Very symmetrical, rounded growth habit

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

Height: 20-35 ft
Spread: 15-25 ft
Zone: 4 - 7
Color: Green

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
  • Fall Color
  • Focal Point
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Orange
  • Green
  • Red


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water