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Cultural Details for Acer x freemanii 'Jeffsred'

Common Name:
Autumn BlazeĀ® Freeman Maple

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Red petals, appearing in mid to late March into April, stigmas, styles and petals are all ornamental

Fruit Details:
This particular cultivar of maple is seedless.

Fall Color:
Orange-red, persists later than many cultivars

Bark Details:
New growth has a tinge of red color, through the winter until the next growing season. After that first year, bark is smooth and light grey when young, maturing into dark grey, ridged and furrowed.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Susceptible to typical maple diseases, though this particular cultivar has fewer problems with leafhoppers and verticillium wilt than most slower growing maples.

Native Habitat:
Horticultural origin

Other Features:
Excellent orange-red fall color lasting later than many other cultivars, rapid growth. Because it is seedless, it won't contribute seedlings to the rest of your garden beds

Culture and Care:
Tolerant of a variety of soils but prefers moist, slightly acid conditions, shows chlorosis in high pH soil, tolerant of ozone and sulfur dioxide, not particularly tolerant of urban conditions

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1400, 1410, 1420, 1670

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.