Acer freemanii (Partial de-winged) Freeman Maple is a hybrid tree that results from a cross between Acer rubrum (Red Maple) and Acer saccharinum (Silver Maple). It combines the desirable traits of both parent species and is highly valued for its fast growth, attractive foliage, and adaptability.
The Freeman Maple is a medium to large-sized deciduous tree that typically reaches heights of 15 to 24 meters (50 to 80 feet) with a spread of 9 to 15 meters (30 to 50 feet) at maturity. It has an upright and rounded crown with a dense canopy of foliage.
The leaves of the Freeman Maple are palmately lobed and resemble those of the Red Maple. They are typically medium green in color, but can also have a reddish tint. In the autumn, the leaves turn vibrant shades of orange, red, and yellow, creating a stunning display of fall colors.
During early spring, the Freeman Maple produces small clusters of inconspicuous yellow-green flowers. These flowers give way to paired samaras, similar to those of the Red Maple, which are winged seeds that are dispersed by the wind.
The Freeman Maple is known for its adaptability to a wide range of soil types and growing conditions. It can tolerate both wet and dry soil conditions and is moderately tolerant of urban pollution. It prefers full sun to partial shade for optimal growth.
One of the key characteristics of the Freeman Maple is its fast growth rate. It can establish quickly and fill out with a full canopy in a relatively short period of time. This makes it a popular choice for landscaping projects where a relatively fast-growing shade tree is desired.
The Freeman Maple is often used as a shade tree in parks, residential areas, and along streets. Its attractive foliage, fast growth, and adaptability make it a versatile and desirable tree for landscape design. It is also valued for its ability to withstand urban environments and its tolerance of a wide range of soil conditions.
Botanical Name : Acer freemanii (Partial de-winged)
Common Name : Freeman Maple
Height : 40- 60 ft
Spread : 20- 40 ft
Germination Info : Soak seed 24 hour and then 30 days cold moist stratification like a Red Maple
Hardiness zone : 4-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 375