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Ruby Sunset® Maple

Acer 'JFS-KW249'

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Ruby Sunset Maple (Acer 'JFS-KW249') at Superior Garden Center

Ruby Sunset® Maple foliage

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Ruby Sunset Maple (Acer 'JFS-KW249') at Superior Garden Center

Ruby Sunset® Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Brand:  J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Description:

A lovely tree with elegant foliage that stays fresh and glossy all season; stunning, deep ruby red fall color; a great tree for smaller home landscapes; very adaptable and cold hardy

Ornamental Features

Ruby Sunset® Maple has attractive dark green foliage with pointy light green spines throughout the season. The glossy lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Ruby Sunset® Maple is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Ruby Sunset® Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Ruby Sunset® Maple will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.