Autumn Blaze® Maple

Acer x freemanii 'Jeffsred'

SKU
00128
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.
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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser free-MAN-ee-eye
LoreAcer 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.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 50 to 60 ft. tall, 40 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Switch Grass (Panicum)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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