The Summer Red Maple is a wonderful shade tree, with an ever-changing display of purple-red leaves all season. In spring it is completely covered in glossy, deep-red new leaves, and in summer the new leaves on every branch are burgundy red, while the older leaves become a rich dark green. Then in fall your tree will turn beautiful shades of glowing yellow. Why settled for plain green when you can have colors like this? It grows quickly into a beautiful upright shade tree, reaching 40 feet or more in time, with a spread of around 25 feet across. Plant it on a lawn as a superb shade tree, or as a richly-colored avenue along a driveway or property line. Plant it in the background of a larger garden as a focal point.
- Mature size is 35-40 ft tall/20-25 ft wide
- Hardy in zones 3-9
- Full sun
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.