Acer rubrum 'Shocking Gold'

Shocking Gold Red Maple

Categories: Shade Trees

Ultimate height would be estimated at 30 to 40 feet. Fall color is an outstanding blend or scarlet and red-orange. Does best in the high humidity summer climates in the south and northeast.

More About Acer rubrum 'Shocking Gold'

  • A shockingly nice red maple with vivid foliage

A rare form of red maple with bright yellow foliage, especially prominent in the spring. The habit is broadly pyramidal to rounded and seems to be only slightly slower than some of the other selections.

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20-25 ft


15-20 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Acer rubrum 'Shocking Gold' Characteristics


  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Mass Plant
  • Native to Northeast
  • Specimen


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Fall Color

  • Bright Red

Flower Color

  • Rose
  • Red


  • Upright
  • Spreading
  • Vase-like