April 2006
Red Sunset Red Maple
Reaching for the sky

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Red Sunset Red Maple
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Facts at a Glance
Acer rubrum -
'Red Sunset'

Planted October 1999
Planting height: 11'
Planting trunk: 1.5"

2006 Update
7-yr height: 26'
7-yr trunk: 19"

Mature Height: 50 to 60'
Spread: 40 to 50'
Growth rate: Fast
Form: Oval, symmetrical
Flowers: Red
Fall color: Red
Hardiness zone: 4 - 8
Culture: Sun/partial shade

Best feature:
Fall color

Worst problem:
Surface roots

Do over? Yes

Do They Cry?

Some Day He'll Be Known as 'The Old Red Sunset'

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A Tree Grower's Diary
Red Sunset Red Maple

RED SUNSET RED MAPLE GROWTH CHART

Photographs and text by Julie Walton Shaver

See the Journal for more detailed information.

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June 2000

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June 2002

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November 2002

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April 2003

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September 2003

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June 2004

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November 2004

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January 2005

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July 2005

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November 2005

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April 2006

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June 2006

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June 2006

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cropped like 2006

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September 2008

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What's next?

The first picture in the row above is from 2006. The 2nd picture shows the tree in September 2008 at the exact same crop as the 2006 picture. The 3rd picture shows the full tree. Note also that my neighbors put up a 6-foot fence.

Notice the little red wagon that appears periodically in the pictures. That wagon belongs to our neighbor, and that's our neighbor's yard and deck stairs. I love that the wagon keeps showing up in the pictures. I have absolutely no control over when it does or when it doesn't!


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