Red Sunset Maple trees grow to a mature height of 40 to 60 feet, the mature spread of this tree is 30 to 60 feet, the soil type should be fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade it is also drought tolerant, and this maple tree can be planted in Hardy Zones 3 through 9. This covers most of the Eastern United States. This tree starts its life with a pyramidal shape, which quickly rounds out with a crown that looks rounded or oval in shape. During the spring and summer months the leaves of this maple tree are a dark and shiny green on the top and a softer green underneath. They then turn into various colors of red and orange in early fall. The stems and twigs on this maple tree are also a reddish color and provide a beautiful scene in the winter months once the leaves have fallen.
The Red Sunset Maple tree usually occurs in forests or in low plains, but can also be found in drier areas and higher areas. In other words this tree can grow almost anywhere. This tree would be a beautiful addition to any home, remembering it does need room to grow; it would make a gorgeous addition to any backyard or front yard providing not only shade but fantastic color to your yard all year long. Think of a sunny fall afternoon, sitting on your front porch or back porch, a soft breeze blowing, listening to the rustle of the leaves in the tree while enjoying the almost mystical colors of the branches and leaves. No other tree has the vibrant red colors of the Red Sunset Maple, and the wood is very strong for a fast growing tree. The wood of this tree is considered to be of high quality. Being a fast growing tree means that you do not have to wait long to enjoy the beauty of this tree. The tree has flowers that are small and red in color and grow in dense clusters in late March to early April (before the leaves appear) and red fruit (two-winged samara) replaces the flowers in mid- summer. Then in the fall the leaves turn a wide array of sunset oranges and reds.