A cultivar that is a cross between a Red maple and Silver Maple. This large growing tree is very adaptable to the urban landscape. Has a fantastic fall color.
at least #5
average to moist
Soil & Site
Produce the typical Maple samara or winged fruit. I have read that fruit production is sparse. Not on my tree!
brilliant bright to dark red fall color
40-50 feet tall, 30-40 feet spread
Make sure that when planting enough space is give for it to grow. The reason is pruning off the bottom ascending branches will misshape the plant and it will take many years to recover. The large branches grow out than curve in. So when these branches are removed you lose the width of the bottom. Changing the shape from an oval tree to an upright.
U.S. Plant Patent PP04.864, grafting
Discovered by nurseryman Glenn Jeffers in the late 1960s. Common name honors Oliver Freeman who first grew A. x freemani at the U. S. National Arboretum in 1933.
#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #93-North American Landscape Trees (Arthur Lee Jacobson)
I have had this tree in my yard for over 20 years. It has a very consistent Red fall foliage and is a fast grower.