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Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'
Common Name: Red Maple / Swamp Red Maple
Flowers early drawing all kinds of pollinators
Insect eating birds visit the tree to feed on the pollinators
Seeds are great food for birds and chipmunks
Provides cover and nest sites for all kinds of birds
Outstanding fall color and grows in wet soil
Dense clusters of red flowers in early spring are a great nectar source. Cardinals, chipmunks and squirrels eat the red, winged "helicopter" fruits. The stems and twigs are reddish, the buds are red, and in fall, the leaves turn orange-red. 'Red Sunset' is one of the best cultivars available, with outstanding orange to red fall color. Swamp red maple grows faster than Norway and sugar maples, but slower than silver maple.
Height: 40-50 Feet
Spread: 40-50 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9