Acer x 'Crimson Sunset'

Crimson Sunset Maple: Patent PPAF

Categories: Trees

Heat tolerance is the distinguishing characteristic of this Acer truncatum hybrid. Its foliage resembles that of Crimson King, but its form is more upright and compact

More About Acer x 'Crimson Sunset'

  • Acer truncatum x Acer platanoides
  • Very similar to Acer 'Crimson King'

Thanks to the Acer truncatum parentage, it flourishes in the summer heat where few purple leafed plants will grow.

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30-45 ft


15-20 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Acer x 'Crimson Sunset' Characteristics


  • Specimen
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Plant


  • Does best in full sun
  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Dry
  • Average


  • Upright