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Gerald L. Klingaman
ACER x freemanii 'Armstrong'
Freeman's maple is a large to medium-sized deciduous tree resulting from the cross between two North American natives, Acer rubrum (red maple) and Acer saccharinum (silver maple). This vigorous hybrid boasts many cultivars, the best of which combine the toughness of silver maple with the brilliant fall color of red maple. The cultivar ‘Armstrong’ has a columnar shape and upright branching. The leaves closely resemble its silver maple parent with blunt lobes and undependable fall color from yellow to orange. It is a fast grower with unremarkable flowers.
Freeman maple prefers full sun and can tolerate a wide range of soil types. It is best planted as a shade tree in residential or high-traffic public areas and may also make a suitable street tree. Some cultivars may be hardier than others depending on their origin.
8 - 1
4 - 7
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Early Spring, Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Pollution, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Tan, Brown
Green, Light Green
Green, Dark Green
Yellow, Red, Orange
Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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