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Plant Characteristics

Plant Type
  • Shade Tree
Northern States Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Wind / Dust Break
  • Privacy / Hedge / Living Fence
  • Sound Barrier
  • Wind / Dust Break
  • Produces Dense Shade
Growth Rate
  • Medium
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Average
Nature Attraction
  • Leafhopper Resistant
Seasons of Interest
  • Fall
Best Usages
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Provide Shade
Best Characteristics
  • Growth Habit

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Acer is easy to grow, and adapt to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

Red Rocket is a National Arboretum release. High level of leaf hopper tolerance combined with a strongly columnar crown. May prove to be the best of tall and narrow maples.

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Acer rubrum 'Red Rocket'

Buy Red Rocket Maple online. Red Rocket is the perfect Red maple for those small areas that need fiery red fall color. Red Rocket is a national Arboretum release and derived from a northern Minnesota provenance. Exhibits high leaf hopper resistance. The combination of reduced size,and tight upright habit make this tree a perfect choice for tight urban areas. A release from the United States National Arboretum plant release program.
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Mature Height:

30-35 Feet

Mature Spread:

6-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Family: Sapindaceae / Aceraceae · Common Name: Maple

Maple trees are a wonderful genus of trees, with sizes ranging from very small and slow growing Japanese Maples, to very fast growing Silver Maples. Maple trees are found growing all across the world, and most admired for their colorful fall foliage.

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  • Pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included to use when planting; Hydro-Gels help retain soil moisture, and plants establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will survive drought conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
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Smart Pot 2 gallon

SKU: 6424

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
(4-5 ft tall)
(27 units available now - S)

Standard Package Single stem Grown in Smart Pot.


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Smart Pot 5 gallon

SKU: 6377

(5.098 gallons / 19.3 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
(25 units available now - S)

four year plant Standard Package Single stem Grown in Smart Pot.


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The nicest healthy plants I have ordered. Packed perfectly with no damage in shipping.

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