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ACER x freemanii (SCARLET SENTINEL™)

Image of Acer x freemanii 'Scarsen' (SCARLET SENTINEL™)

Family

Aceraceae

Botanical Name

ACER x freemanii 'Scarsen'(SCARLET SENTINEL™)

Plant Common Name

Freeman's Maple

General Description

Freeman's maple is a large to medium-sized deciduous tree, a cross between two North American natives, Acer rubrum (red maple) and Acer saccharinum (silver maple). Scarlet Sentinel™ is a vigorous, fast-growing hybrid with a broad columnar to oval crown with upright branches. The large, five-lobed leaves vary are dark green in summer and dull yellow to bright red in fall. This fast-growing male cultivar has bright red flowers in late winter or early spring, but no fruit.

Freeman’s maples prefer full-sun and well-drained, moist soil which is slightly acidic. They have some drought tolerance once well established. They make good shade or street trees for residential or public areas.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site, Pollution, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Red, Orange

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No