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Gerald L. Klingaman
ACER x freemanii
Freeman's Maple, Silver Red Maple
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. One such selection is 'Autumn Fantasy', which has an oval crown, grows quickly and has exceptional vivid crimson fall color. Many cultivars also have conspicuous clusters of small red flowers in late winter and early spring, followed on female plants by winged green seeds in summer.
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
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Early Spring, Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Tan, Brown
Green, Light Green
Green, Dark Green
Yellow, Red, Orange
Sandy Brown, Gray
Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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