Autumn Blaze Freeman Maple is a fast-growing deciduous tree with ascending branches and broad-oval crown. The dense deeply cut palmate foliage is a medium green that turns into a blaze of orange-red and scarlet-red in fall. Flowers and fruit for this hybrid are very sparse. Best color in full sun and rich, moist well-drained acidic soils. Drought tolerant once established.
40' - 55'
30' - 40'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
3 - 8
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance. Water regularly. No significant problems but young plants are susceptible to leafhoppers, scale, and borers.
LANDSCAPE USES:Group Plantings or Specimen Tree, Naturalized Areas, Woodland Gardens, Privacy Screen, Street Tree, and Shade Tree.
COMPANION PLANTS:Spiraea, Daylily, Switch Grass
IMAGES:Deinocheirus, Autumn Blaze Maple in Toronto, CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Acer x freemanii Autumn Blaze 3zz, CC BY-SA 4.0. (3) Famartin, 2020-10-04 11 51 37 Freeman's Maple leaves turning red in autumn along Cobra Drive in the Chantilly Highlands section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, CC BY-SA 4.0, (4) Jnubbca, Autumn Blaze Maple Foliage, CC BY-SA 3.0, (5) Brady Smith; Coconino National Forest, Red and green Maple Tree (3972416112), CC BY-SA 2.0
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.