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Maple - Sun Valley

Maple - Sun Valley
Maple - Sun Valley Maple - Sun Valley
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Plant Profile
Botanical Name Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'
Features Sun Valley Red Maple is a cross between Red Sunset and Autumn Flame produces a moderate ovate crown with leaves 4" long, 4 1/2" wide. Brilliant green summer colored leaves, change to beautiful fluorescent orange-red in the fall. A great new tree for lawn or street planting.
Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Hardiness Zone USDA Zones 3-9
Mature Size 20-30’ Tall, 10’ Wide
Genus Description Acer (Maple) is a genus of about 150 species of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs from Europe, N. Africa, Asia, and North and Central America. Mainly woodland plants, they exist as large trees or grow as part of the understory. The opposite leaves are usually shallowly to deeply palmately lobed, but in some species and cultivars are unlobed or, more rarely, 3-palmate or pinnate. The small, often greenish yellow flowers are borne in generally pendent, occasionally upright racemes, panicles, or umbels, in early or mid-spring, and are followed by green to brown, occasionally colorful, winged fruits, joined in pairs. Maples are valued for their foliage, which may be variegated or have good autumn color; some also have attractive bark. The rubrum specie (red maple, scarlet maple, or swamp maple) is a round-headed to open-crowned, deciduous tree with 3 or 5 lobed, ovate, dark green leaves, to 4in long, grayish white beneath, turning bright red in autumn. Produces erect clusters of tiny red flowers. Grow in acidic soil for best autumn color. Many make excellent shade, speciemen, and street trees.
Care Tips
Cultivation Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade. If pruning is needed, remove wayward or crossing shoots to maintain permanent, healthy framework. Prune only from late autumn to midwinter when dormant. Train large species as central-leader standards.
Pests and Diseases Prone to aphids, scale insects, and caterpillars. Mites cause leaf and stem galls on several species. Verticillium wilt, tar spot, and numerous other fungal leaf spots and root rots are common. Branch cankers and heart and wood rots caused by fungi also occur.

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