- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 40 - 45 Feet
- Mature Spread 20 - 30 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Redpointe® red maple is an easy-care cultivar with deep green foliage that turns to a fiery red just before leaf drop in the fall. Also known as Acer rubrum Redpointe® ‘Frank Jr.’, it produces insignificant flowers early in the spring that attract bees and other pollinators. In the summer, songbirds make themselves at home in the dense canopy of foliage.
Upright Maple trees provide quick growth and brilliant color for medium and large-sized gardens. Redpointe® makes an excellent shade tree near the house or along a property line or driveway. The root system is much less invasive than other maple varieties, allowing this tree to be used as a street tree along a sidewalk or roadway. The branch structure is naturally angled to create a sturdy canopy that is more resistant to heavy winds and storm damage. Redpointe® is deer and rabbit resistant, although temporary protection for the trunk may be necessary until the tree is 6 feet high or more. Pests and diseases are not a problem for Redpointe® red maple.
Redpointe® Red Maple Care
Redpointe® red maple prefers full sun exposure and well-draining soil; it is adaptable to different soil pH levels. Choose a planting location at least 20 feet from the house or garage, as the canopy will grow to 20-30 feet. Maple trees need regular moisture even after establishment. Mulching annually over the root zone will improve moisture retention. Ensure that the mulch material stays away from the base of the trunk and the root flare to prevent rot in the future. Where possible, use drip irrigation or soaker hoses, which keep water from soaking the trunk of the tree.
Redpointe® red maple has a strong single leader and naturally angled branches that form a compact pyramidal shape, so minimal pruning is required. Prune any damaged branches at the time of planting, as damaged growth is more likely to attract pests and disease. Any future pruning should be done when the tree is still dormant before the sap begins to rise. Pruning in late winter is ideal because the branches are bare and completely visible.
Dig a planting hole the same size as the root ball. There is no need to plant trees deeper than the root flare, and doing so will shorten the life expectancy of the tree. Place the root ball in the hole so that it is slightly above the soil surface. Backfill with the native soil and water well to make sure there are no large air pockets near the roots. Fertilizer can be added as a top dressing after planting.
Redpointe® Red Maple Spacing
The mature size of Redpointe® red maple is 40-45 feet with a canopy spread of 20-30 feet. Provide a minimum of 20 feet between the tree and any building foundations or overhead utilities. Shade-loving perennials and annuals can be planted under this tree.
Redpointe® Red Maple Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Trees|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 40 - 45 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 20 - 30 Feet|
|Spacing: 20 - 30 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Red|
|Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds|
|Uses: Erosion Control|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest|
|Common Name: Redpointe® Red Maple|
|Scientific Name: Acer rubrum Redpointe® ('Frank, Jr')|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.