Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Sun Valley Maple

A beautiful Red Maple That Is A Cross Between A Red Sunset And An Autumn Flame Maple




Red Maple, Scarlet Maple
Acer rubrum 'Sun Valley'


Family: Aceraceae (ay-ser-AY-see-ay) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: rubrum (ROO-brum) (Info)
Cultivar: Sun Valley
Height: over 40 ft. (12 m)
Spacing: 30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4° C (-30° F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6° C (-25° F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8° C (-20° F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1° C (-15° F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3° C (-10° F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5° C (-5° F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7° C (0° F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9° C (5° F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2° C (10° F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4° C (15° F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6° C (20° F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8° C (25° F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Fall Color: Red
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By air layering
Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible