'Autumn Blaze' Maple
The Freeman maples, which were discovered at the end of the sixties by nurseryman Glenn Jeffers are hybridized from the red maple (A. rubrum) and the Silver Maple (A. saccharinum). It inherited the best of its parents: the robust structure, striking form and spectacular autumn colours of the red maple, as well as the exceptional adaptive capacity and quick growth of the Silver Maple. Its rising branches form a large, extremely dense oval, and its mid-green leaves with their 5 deep, pointed lobes are spectacularly coloured with variations from reddish orange to scarlet in the fall. This cultivar produces few flowers and therefore almost no fruit. Once established, it tolerates damp soils or relative dryness. Zone 3.
= 12 to 17 m = 9 to 13 m