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Red Pointe Red Maple planted in landscape in bright red fall color
Red Pointe Red Maple planted as a street tree with green leaves
A closeup of a Red Pointe Maple leaf in bright red fall color
Red Pointe Red Maple planted in garden bed and in red fall foliage
A closeup of the Red Pointe Red Maple deep green three-pointed lobed leaf
Red Pointe Red Maple container grown tree on white
A singular Red Pointe Red Maple red fall colored leaf
Red Pointe Red Maple planted in landscape in bright red fall color
Red Pointe Red Maple planted as a street tree with green leaves
A closeup of a Red Pointe Maple leaf in bright red fall color
Red Pointe Red Maple planted in garden bed and in red fall foliage
A closeup of the Red Pointe Red Maple deep green three-pointed lobed leaf
Red Pointe Red Maple container grown tree on white
A singular Red Pointe Red Maple red fall colored leaf



  • In early spring, small red flowers appear
  • Lush green leaves emerge in spring and last through summer
  • Brilliant red fall color
  • Silvery red branches accent the winter season
  • Excellent medium-sized pyramidal shade tree
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 40-45' tall
  • Mature Width: 25-30' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 25-30' apart

Red Pointe® Red Maple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Acer rubrum 'Frank Jr.' PP16,769

Regular price $575.00
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Shipping included
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Why the Red Pointe® Red Maple?

Red Pointe® Red Maple is a classy, medium-sized shade tree with a neat, clean, teardrop-shaped outline. This fast-growing tree will stand tall and proud like a sentinel in your landscape all season and will glow like a beacon in fall when its leaves turn scorching red. A smart choice for those with hectic lifestyles, this adaptable and unfussy native has no major pest issues. This tree isn’t just a joy in autumn. After a long winter, you’ll also come to celebrate Red Pointe® Maple’s tiny but intensely red flowers that arrive with the first warm breath of spring. The allergy-prone members of your household will breathe a little easier, too—the blossoms are female and contribute no aggravating pollen to the atmosphere!

From the folks at J. Frank Schmidt Nursery in Oregon (who brought us the wildly popular Red Sunset® Maple) comes Red Pointe®, a top performer in their extensive Red Maple trials. This superior new shade tree has only been on the market since 2006, but JFS had evaluated it for 12 years before giving it their stamp of approval. They found it to be faster growing than other Red Maples, as well as more tolerant of high pH soils and more pyramidal in shape. It also colors up earlier than other Red Maples, showing hints of scarlet as early as the last week of September in Oregon.

How to use in the landscape?

Plant a specimen on the front lawn to light up the whole block in autumn or plant a row of Red Pointe® Maples along your driveway to turn it into an elegant tree-lined avenue leading to your door!

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant

Red Maple is an obliging, adaptable native tree that puts up with less-than-ideal growing conditions and can survive even in urban landscapes. There are a couple of things to keep in mind, however. First, its bark is thin and vulnerable to damage, so be sure to keep string trimmers and lawn mowers well away from the trunk of your tree. Also, like many Maples, this is a shallow-rooted tree, so growing other plants underneath it will be a challenge.

How To Water

Red Maples will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Red Maples in general don’t need a lot of attention when it comes to pruning as it is in their nature to grow in the pyramidal shape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 5-9


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

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- Phone: 866-873-3888

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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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