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Acer rubrum 'Red Rocket'



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Root Pouch 5 gallon - 4-5 ft tall (SKU: 10323)
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Root Pouch 5 gallon - 5-6 ft tall (SKU: 6377)
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8   ·   Mature Height: 35-40 Feet   ·   Mature Spread: 10-15 Feet

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 development program.

Family: Sapindaceae / Aceraceae · Common Name: Maple

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  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
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RED ROCKET MAPLE Plant Characteristics

Bark Type*
Fruit Type*
Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Rate*
Leaf Color Fall*
Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
Leaf Color Summer*
Leaf Type*
Nature Assets*
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
Preferred Planting Season*
Fall Planting
Spring Planting
Summer Planting
Propagation Methods*
Season of Interest*
Early Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Autumn
Exposure (Short)
Full Sun

3 review(s) for RED ROCKET MAPLE

  1. Red - Jul 04, 2013
    Minneapolis, Minnesota (Hardiness Zone: 4)

    My tree came in the Autumn and has held up against a Cold Minnesota winter. Now there is considerable more growth of leaves on the tree and it has got taller. I am pleased with this purchase and Sooner plant farm and will be purchasing items in the future I cannot buy locally.

  2. Carol - Jun 07, 2015
    Utah (Hardiness Zone: 3)

    I planted 5 gallon pots of 2 red rockets and 1 super sonic last fall. They are doing wonderful this spring with full foliage. Time will tell how these trees do in my area at 6500 feet and long winters. So far so good.

  3. Fatherbird - Sep 07, 2017
    Lexington, Kentucky (Hardiness Zone: 6)

    I planted 3 in April of 2016 and 1 in October 2016. They have all done tremendously well and have lots of growth. One of them sent up a new leader that is already as tall as the tree was when I planted it!

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RED ROCKET MAPLE Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips

Acer is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.

Interesting Notes About RED ROCKET MAPLE

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.