Matador™ Maple

Acer x freemanii 'Bailston'

An adaptable shade tree with a shapely, upright form and dramatic, deep red fall foliage make this an excellent selection for any landscape setting. Seasonal color develops later than others and holds longer, extending the beauty. Highly tolerant of urban pollution. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser free-MAN-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityFast growth to 45 ft. tall x 20-40 ft. wide
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Landscape UseSpecimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureFall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJuniper (Juniperus); Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata); Lilac (Syringa); Lenten Rose (Helleborus)

Not particular as to soil type and pH. Tolerates average moisture to wet, poorly drained soils, and even drought conditions when established. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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