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Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

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Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT and Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA

General Notes

Likes moist but well drained, acidic soils. One of the best red maple cultivars with splendid red to orange fall color. Tolerates wet soil and air pollution.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 45 - 50 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, Red or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Red Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Gray, Exfoliating or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist but Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Leafhoppers can cause issues, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Lawn and Park Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer rubrum 'Franksred' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Nov 15, 2018.
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