Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'
Sun Valley Red Maple

‘Sun Valley’ is a U.S. National Arboretum introduction. It is a male selection that is noted for having a symmetrical ovate crown and exceptional red fall color. It typically grows to 21’ tall over the first 10 years, eventually maturing to as much as 30-35’ tall in ideal growing conditions. It is the result of a cross between A. rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ and A. rubrum ‘Autumn Flame’. Reddish male flowers appear in early spring. No fruit is produced. Medium green leaves (to 4” long). Fall color for this cultivar appears as a brilliant red in late fall.
Characteristics
Zone: 4 to 7

Height: 20.00 to 35.00 feet

Spread: 15.00 to 25.00 feet

Bloom Description: Red

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Shade Tree, Street Tree, Rain Garden

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Good Fall

Tolerate: Wet Soil, Air Pollution