Autumn Blaze® Maple
Acer x freemanii 'Jeffsred'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser free-MAN-ee-eye|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 50 to 60 ft. tall, 40 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Brilliant Fall Color|
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