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January 24, 2011

Red Sunset Maple for shade in the back patio

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I planted this tree yesterday evening. I love maple trees since I grew up with them in Indiana and this Red Sunset Maple is supposed to have bright red leaves in the autumn. It will often grow to between forty and sixty feet tall which will be perfect for shade protection from the western summer sun.

The leaves of a red sunset maple tree are shiny green on top and pale green beneath in the spring and summer seasons. They typically have three to five lobes, and are up to six inches in diameter. The flowers are small and red, appearing in dense clusters during mid spring. Red fruit replaces the flowers in mid summer. Red sunset maple trees also have reddish stems and twigs, which provide a good deal of winter interest once all the foliage has fallen.

Another main reason to buy this tree is that red sunset maple trees are relatively fast growers, and can grow up to two feet per year until maximum height has been reached. I'm happy to have this plant and have put it in the best hole and given it some water. We are expected to have dry and sunny weather here for the next few weeks.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at January 24, 2011 2:40 AM
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