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Acer rubrum 'Frank Jr.'

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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

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Category:
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

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:
Patented

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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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
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 http://www.redpointemaple.com 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.

Regional...

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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