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Autumn Blaze® Maple

Acer x freemanii 'Jeffsred'

Pronunciation: AY-ser free-MAN-ee-eye
SKU #00128

Good to grow! 7

Description An improved hybrid with brilliant, long lasting, orange-red fall color, an upright, uniform branching habit and a rapid growth rate. Thrives in warm climates extending well into the deep south and west; will tolerate wet soils with good drainage. An excellent lawn, park or street tree. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 50 to 60 ft. tall, 40 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Weigela (Weigela); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Switch Grass (Panicum)
Care 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.
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.

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