Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' at Cathays Cemetery

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' 0

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'
mid March 2021

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' 1

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'
mid June 2021

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' 2

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' beginning to show Autumn colour
mid September 2021

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' 3

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'
early November 2021

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' 4

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'
mid November 2021

Grid reference ST 18118 78527
Common name Red maple
Alternative name Acer rubrum 'Franksred'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2021
Map section T
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 11M March 2021
Girth 104cm March 2021
Reference 649

This tree is towards the south end of the cemetery. It is not far from the path junction joining map sections M, T and U.

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' bark

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' bark
mid March 2021

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' flower1

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' flowers
mid March 2021

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' flower2

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' flowers
mid March 2021

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' seed1

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' seeds
mid June 2021

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' leaf1

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' leaves
mid June 2021

General tree description for Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' is a form of the Red maple Acer rubrum with exceptional red autumn colour.

General tree description for Acer rubrum

Acer rubrum is a large, dense tree, growing to 26 metres or more. It has dark grey, closely cracked bark. The leaves are palmate or tri-lobed, 6 to 10 cm across, with variable teeth and margins. They are a dark matt green above, grey-green to almost white underneath, and they turn a rich scarlet in autumn. The red colouring is present almost throughout the seasons, with red twigs in winter and crimson spring flowers that appear before the leaves.