Hardy and fast-growing, Freeman’s maple is a great shade tree suited to medium and large urban yards. Small red flowers appear in early spring, providing emerging bees with a much-needed food source. Come fall, its forest green leaves turn brilliant red and orange. Freeman’s maple is a cross between a silver and red maple and supports almost 300 different caterpillar species. Watch our short video on why Freeman’s maple is one of our top native trees for urban yards.
Latin Name: Acer x freemanii
Type: Large Tree
Average Height: 12-18 m
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture: Dry-Slightly Moist
Tolerances: Drought, Compaction, Juglones
Planting Notes: Plant a minimum of 3 m away from house or structures.