Marmo Freeman's Maple - Acer x freemanii 'Marmo'
Cultural Requirements: Prefers full sun; grows in a wide range of soil conditions; pH adaptable and drought tolerant.
Ornamental characteristics: A hybrid of silver and red maple with a strong central leader and excellent branching habit. Fall color is an interesting mottled blend of red and green to burgundy, and yellow. Uses in the Landscape: Excellent in street tree plantings or as a large specimen tree, especially where a more narrow, upright habit is required. A good alternative to silver maple and red maple in heavy clay soils .
Freeman's maple grows to 21 meters (70 feet) with half that distance in spread. It has a uniform, upright-oval habit with a strong central leader. Branch structure and strength of the overall plant has proven superior to Silver Maple .
1. Marmo Freeman's Maple, Morton Arboretum acc. photos by Bruce Marlin
2. The Morton Arboretum, Marmo Freeman's Maple
Family Aceraceae - Maples
The Maples are some of our most familiar and beloved trees. Most are native to the far east: China, Japan, Korea, Manchuria. Maples produce a distinctive winged fruit called a samara, also commonly known as helicopters or whirlybirds.
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