Sun Valley Red Maple - Ball and Burlap 2". Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'.
Height: 50 feet
Spread: 35 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Swamp Maple, Scarlet Maple
Description: A showy fall-coloring accent tree for the home landscape, featuring an upright oval habit of growth, attractive red flowers in early spring, and brilliant red foliage in fall, more upright than the species; intolerant of alkaline soils.
Ornamental Features: Sun Valley Red Maple has green foliage which emerges red in spring. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. It features showy red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It produces red samaras in late spring. The furrowed silver bark and brick red branches add an
Valley Red Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Sun Valley Red Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Plant Characteristics: Sun Valley Red Maple will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 35 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.
This is a selection of a native North American species.
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