Acer rubrum 'Red Rocket'

'Red Rocket' Red Maple

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Narrow and upright, Red Rocket Red Maple appears to be as tight as Bowhall, but a little slower growing. From a Minnesota seed source, it is one of the most cold hardy cultivars. Fall color is very bright, orange red to red.

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

30’ - 40'

Spread: 

15' - 20'

Spacing: 

None

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

 3- 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

None

Season of Interest: 

Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Best color in full sun, but tolerates light shade. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular moisture but tolerates drier soils. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter; seldom requires pruning.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Shade Tree, Specimen Tree, Woodland Garden

COMPANION PLANTS: Mohawk Viburnum, Wax Myrtle, 'Black and Blue' Sage

Image: Famartin2015-04-12 16 31 55 Male Red Maple flowers on Bayberry Road in Ewing, New JerseyCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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