Acer x freemanii – Autumn Blaze / Jeffersred
One of three varieties of Lipstick Maple.
*height & width at maturity
FOLIAGE: The traditional vibrant green maple shaped leaves turn lipstick red in the autumn. It is one of the first trees to colour and lose it’s leaves in Autumn.
GROWTH RATE: Fast
BARK: The bark is smooth and dark greyish brown
DESCRIPTION: Vibrant red in Autumn, rich green in Summer this hybrid maple has a very uniform upright shape forming an oval canopy of lovely dense foliage. The stunning Autumn display makes this specimen a spectacular choice for a feature tree in any medium to large size garden.
LANDSCAPE USES: A great shade tree perfect to make a statement in large parks or gardens and a wonderful option for avenue planting.
TOLERANCES: A hardy speciman tolerant of heat, wet sites, air pollution , dry and cool climates. Performs best in full sun. Tolerates a broad range of soil and climatic conditions including relatively wet sites.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.