• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 50 to 60 ft. tall, 40 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Brilliant Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser free-MAN-i
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 17, 26, 28, 31 - 44
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 50 to 60 ft. tall, 40 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:Green
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Switch Grass (Panicum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Best color in full sun, but tolerates light shade. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular moisture but tolerates occasional, mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Named the 2004 Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Municpal Arborists.
    Lore:
    Acer x freemannii is a hybrid from Acer rubrum and Acer saccharinum parentage. Although natural hybridization does occur between these two species, Oliver Freeman pioneered their controlled breeding in the first half of the 20th of the century.