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PlantFiles: Red Maple, Scarlet Maple
Acer rubrum 'Frank Jr.'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: rubrum (ROO-brum) (Info)
Cultivar: Frank Jr.
Additional cultivar information: (PP16769, Redpointe Maple)
Hybridized by Warren; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


over 40 ft. (12 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


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)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kahuna1342 On Nov 5, 2011, kahuna1342 from Gresham, OR wrote:

Redpointe is much more resistant to leaf chlorosis than most other red maples. Visit for more information about this tree.

Neutral Joan On Mar 20, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

According to the patent information, this tree only produces female flowers.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama
Ocala, Florida
Laingsburg, Michigan
Gresham, Oregon
Cibolo, Texas
De Pere, Wisconsin

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