Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'

Sun Valley Red Maple

An excellent variety as a result of breeding done by the US National Arboretum, this is a cross between 'Red Sunset' and 'Autumn Flame' red maples. With a symmetrical ovate crown, smaller leaves, and a slightly slower growth rate, it is a good choice for tighter spaces.

'Sun Valley' is a male selection so does not produce seedlings and has significant tolerance to potato leaf hopper. 

  • Great choice for smaller red maple
  • Orange-red to bright red fall color
  • Male variety; does not produce fruit

  • Category: Tree, Native
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Height: 40-50 ft
  • Spread: 25-30 ft
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Landscape Characteristics
Branch Structure
Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Classification by Use
Color Impact
Native
Shade Tree
Street Tree
Habit
Upright
Light Requirement
Part Sun
Sun
Foliage
Deciduous
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Growth Rate
Moderate
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Well-Drained
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Foliage Color
Green
Orange
Red
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'

Faster growing than sugar maples, but not as fast as silver maples, this is an excellent choice for lawn, street, highway or park plantings, and as a shade tree for residential sites.