Freeman Maple

March 11, 2016

Acer x freemanii shape

Acer x freemanii

  • Height: 45’ - 70’
  • Shape: See cultivars
  • Site preference: Tolerant to heavy soils; full sun
  • Zone: 3 - 7
  • Wet/dry: Tolerates intermittent wet sites as well as intermittent drought
  • Native range: Hybrid of Red Maple and Silver Maple, both native to Eastern United States
  • Salt: Moderate tolerance
  • pH: 5.0 - 7.4
  • Cultivars: ‘Armstrong’ – upright, fast grower; ‘Autumn Blaze’ – compact, oval, orange-red fall color, more tolerant of alkaline soils; ‘Celebration’ – seedless, compact, upright, strong branching, goldenyellow fall color; ‘Marmo’ – faster growing than other Autumn Blaze broad columnar, excellent fall color, colors early; ‘Morgan’ – open, fast growing, outstanding orange-red to red fall color; ‘Scarlet Sentinel’ – columnar, fast growing, yellow-orange to orange red fall color.
  • Pests: Shallow root system leads to surface roots. Thin bark can be easily damaged. Chance of graft incompatibility can occur. Leafhoppers can be a problem.

"Autumn Blaze" Freeman Maple Freeman Maple leaf
Photos: Urban Forest Nursery Inc.

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