Red Pointe Maple

Acer rubrum ‘Frank Jr.’

Do you need a stunning landscaping element for your landscape? You might want to think about the Red Pointe maple (Acer rubrum ‘Frank Jr.’). This is one of the most desirable cultivars of the red maple due to the bright red fall color and pyramidal form. It is an excellent choice as a shade tree. Arbor Valley Nursery can help you bring this spectacular red maple to your customers’ landscapes.

Red Pointe Maple Attributes

This variety of red maple puts on a show in the early spring. Before the leaves fully develop, it has clusters of red flowers. Along with the beautiful blossoms, the foliage also emerges for the spring. It starts as a red hue and slowly turns into brilliant green. The dark green foliage also develops silvery accents as summer progresses. However, the real show happens in the fall. The lobed leaves turn into a spectacular red tone, and it is one of the best-looking trees for the season.

If you are looking for more than fancy foliage, take a peek at the branches. Not only are there beautiful leaves to enjoy, but red brick branches complement the furrowed silver bark. In turn, you have a multi-dimensional element for your landscape. The Acer rubrum ‘Frank Jr.’ also has a very distinctive pyramidal form. It seems like this tree has features that will please everyone.

Redpointe Maple



  • Plant Type: Tree ​
  • Watering Needs: Average
  • Botanical Pronunciation: AY-ser RU-brum
  • Deciduous/evergreen: Deciduous
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Average landscape size: Reaches 40 to 45 feet tall and 20 to 30 feet wide
  • Special features: Beautiful foliage
  • Foliage color: Green
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Flower color: Red
  • Flower attributes: Inconspicuous
  • Garden style: Rustic
  • Design Ideas: Use as an accent piece. Makes a great addition in a woodland or rustic setting.
  • Companion Plants: Kalmia, ginkgo, chionanthus, and picea pungens

Red Pointe Maple Landscape Uses

You can place this brilliant red tree in almost any place in your landscape. Just keep about 15 feet from the buildings. With its beautiful foliage and bark, it is an excellent accent element for any yard. You can place it in areas that need a little more color for the spring, summer, or fall. Along with that, it is a great tree to use as a foundation planting. You might even want to place it in spots that don’t bloom until later in the season. Since the Acer rubrum ‘Frank Jr.’ is an early bloomer, it adds more color to those spaces.

The Red Pointe maple is one of the few trees with a central dominated leader. That means it produces strong branches that are capable of providing lovely shade. Think about placing these trees in spots where your customers can kick back and relax. There is no better way to enjoy the summer than under the shadow of this exceptional maple.

Since it has an upright shade, look around and see if any spaces need a vertical accent. The pyramidal shape is sure to bring some interest to your landscape. Don’t forget to add the Red Pointe maple to the front and back yards. They make an impression on any landscape. Even parkways and commercial areas can benefit from having this tree planted in those open spaces.

Red Pointe Maple Planting and Care

If you want the best performance out of your Red Pointe maple, it should only be grown in the full sunshine. The Red Pointe maple prefers areas in USDA zones 5 to 9. This tree is hardy and can adapt to many conditions. It can grow in average to wet areas. In some cases, a few maples tolerate standing water. This tree is not particular about any specific type of soil.

Make sure to water these maples before the soil begins to dry out. A slow, deep watering is ideal as it encourages root development. You might also want to add a layer of organic mulch to help the soil retain moisture. Maples don’t need to be fertilized every year, but you can apply a general purpose fertilizer in the early spring.

Add the Red Pointe Maple To Your Landscape Today!

Acer rubrum 'Frank Jr.'

With its beautiful pyramidal shape, this red maple features a carefree growth habit. It is an excellent choice for areas that need shade. The Acer rubrum ‘Frank Jr.’ can adapt to many locations. This variety is a disease- and pest-free tree. Plus, it is not susceptible to leaf chlorosis like other types of maples. You can enjoy the foliage throughout the year. When you want a stunning red maple for your landscape, make sure to choose the Red Pointe.

Let Arbor Valley Nursery Help!
If you are ready to take your customer’s landscape to the next level, choose the Red Pointe maple. The tree puts on quite a show throughout the year. Arbor Valley Nursery is ready to help you. When you need a wholesale nursery near me, choose us. Please fill out the contact form to learn more about this maple.

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