Acer ‘Warrenred’ PACIFIC SUNSET®

painted maple

  • © J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Outstanding Qualities

Pacific Sunset maple is an excellent medium sized tree that is very tolerant of urban conditions. This hybrid maple combines the best qualities of its parents Acer truncatum and Acer platanoides. It has very glossy dark green leaves that will develop a mixed fall color of yellows, oranges, and reds. This maple tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and would make a good street tree. It is also relatively pest free.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 18 ft. 0 in. (5.49 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 30 ft. 0 in. (9.14 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established

Seasonal Interest: autumn foliage color

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Crataegus x lavalleei, Malus ‘Adirondack’, Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Mindia’ COPPERTINA, Sambucus nigra f. ‘Laciniata’, Acer triflorum

Great Color Contrasts: silver, red, yellow

Great Color Partners: green

Culture Notes
Pacific Sunset maple develops its best fall color in full sun. It will tolerate a wide range of soils including compacted urban sites, sand and clay. Avoid location where water puddles and does not drain away. Very little pruning is need to maintain a beautiful specimen. Only remove poorly developed, rubbing and crossing branches when young or dead wood and broken limbs as needed.
Geek Notes
A chance seedling discovered by Keith S. Warren among a group of Acer truncatum seedlings in the J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. Nursery located in Boring, Oregon. Plant Patent 7433 issued 1/1991.