Delivery Date Determined By Size
USDA Organic Red Sunset Maple planted in a landscape during fall, during fall the green lobed leaves turn a stunning red color
Close up of USDA Organic Red Sunset Maple flowers, in early spring small red fuzzy flowers begin to emerge
USDA Organic Red Sunset Maple flowers, in early spring lots of small fuzzy red flowers appear before turning into leaves
USDA Organic Red Sunset Maple planted in a landscape during fall, during fall the green lobed leaves turn a stunning red color
Close up of USDA Organic Red Sunset Maple flowers, in early spring small red fuzzy flowers begin to emerge
USDA Organic Red Sunset Maple flowers, in early spring lots of small fuzzy red flowers appear before turning into leaves



  • Tiny bright red flowers pop on the branches in late winter to early spring
  • Adaptable to different climates and easy to grow
  • Known for its brilliantly red autumn colors that come early,
  • Foliage color will last for several weeks
  • Hand selected fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
USDA Organic crops are grown exclusively on land that has gone without having non-USDA Organic approved substances applied for three years

    Growth Facts

    • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
    • Mature Height: 40-50' tall
    • Mature Width: 25-35' wide
    • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
    • Spacing: 25-35' apart

    USDA Organic Red Sunset® Red Maple

    Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

    Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

    Regular price $1,495.00
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    Why plant USDA Organic Red Sunset® Red Maple?

    Red Sunset® Maple is a four-season shade tree. You will find this popular selection of our native Red Maple is not only great for picnicking under or tying the hammock to in summer, but you’ll appreciate the joy it brings to your garden throughout the year. In fall, Red Sunset’s® leaves turn as red as a dead-ripe beefsteak tomato. In late winter, look for the canopy to erupt once more—this time in a hazy of tiny flame-red flowers to kick off the start of spring. We are pleased to offer this best-selling Red Maple tree for sale not only in its usual street-tree form, but also as a multiple-trunked specimen. It’s your choice!

    J. Frank Schmidt Nursery in Boring, Oregon has introduced dozens of unique new trees (82 and counting, in fact) over the years. Their most famous selection of all, however, remains Red Sunset® Maple, which debuted in 1966. It was chosen for its glowing scarlet-red fall color and symmetrical, well-branched habit. Few newer selections have proven to be an improvement over this classic. Our “Clump-Form” Red Sunsets® offer a different take on the usual form. Three or more trunks rise from the ground, in the manner that some Birches are grown.

    How to use USDA Organic Red Sunset® Red Maple in the landscape?

    This is one sunset that will never fade away! Red Sunset Maple is one of the best selections of the native Red Maple around and an excellent choice for street trees or as a specimen in your yard. In spring, new foliage is tinged with red eventually turning green with silver undersides. Those bright green leaves turn to bright red in fall supplying you with the most memorable sunset you can enjoy from your front porch!

    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.

    Tread lightly, shrink your footprint, and let yourself grow with USDA Certified Organic Trees. Organic farming has sprung up drastically in importance and influence, spreading worldwide the philosophy of deeply rooting nature in harmony and enriching the soil we stand upon. Benefitting the gardener, enhancing biodiversity, preserving nature's wildlife, and a true direction to protecting our environment. Choosing organic trees on your property, whether they are fruit, nut, ornamental, or shade trees, begins with their soil and cultivates change taking root in your backyard. Take one BIG TREE step for your garden, and one giant leap towards a greener world.

    What does it mean to be USDA Organically grown?

    • USDA Organic crops are grown exclusively on land that has gone without having non-USDA Organic approved substances applied for three years.
    • No pesticides for us, please! Organically grown crops are highly regulated on what can and cannot be used for pest control—worried about harsh chemicals that have been sprayed on your plant? There is only a small number of approved synthetic chemicals that are allowed to be used. Otherwise, farmers use strict biological, mechanical, and physical management practices.
    • Not just any type of seeds are used to grow and harvest organic plants: farmers can only use organic seeds or organically raised seedlings in their organic fields.
    • Only the best handling is allowed! Organic and non-organic crops are not allowed to be commingled or near each other. Cross-contamination can occur, botching the organic plant's purity due to non-organic substances that could have been sprayed on non-organic harvests; this would cause the organic plant to be considered compromised.
    • Fields are carefully cultivated through crop rotation and proper tillage practices to ensure that the soil and the soil's nutrients are kept at a happy balance. Animal manure, not sludge, is allowed to help infuse the soil with nitrogen to support the growth of the organic crops.

    How To Plant USDA Organic Red Sunset® Red Maple

    Red Maples are one of those trees that you plant and don’t worry about afterwards. In other words – it’s easy to grow! These fast-growing Maples like soaking up sunshine so be sure to plant it in sunny location. Red Maples also do fairly well in most soil conditions as long as the soil has good drainage. Once established, your tree will be more tolerant of wet soil conditions. Red Maples don’t have any major pest or disease problems, which is wonderful. One slight inconvenience you might encounter is their surface roots. These surface roots make it difficult for anything to grow underneath them – grass or plants (a great spot for a sitting area if you ask me). If you can overcome this minor detail, you got yourself a beautiful shade tree with gorgeous red fall color!

    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: 3-9


    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 and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) 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).


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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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