All pricing and availability are subject to change
15 gallon – $60
24″ box – $200
Description: Autumn Fantasy Maples are part of the Freeman’s Maple group which are a cross between a Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) and a Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum). Autumn Fantasy Maples are best suited for our dry heat and constant wind whereas other varieties, namely Autumn Blaze Maples, seem to struggle.
A list of Freeman’s Maple cultivars:
- Autumn Blaze® Maple – Acer x Freemanii ‘Jeffersred’
- Autumn Fantasy® Maple – Acer x Freemanii ‘DTR 102’
- Armstrong Freeman’s Maple – Acer x Freemanii ‘Armstrong’
- Celebration® Freeman’s Maple – Acer x Freemanii ‘Celzam’
- Firefall™ Freeman’s Maple – Acer x Freemanii ‘AF#1’
- Marmo – Acer x freemanii ‘Marmo’
- Sienna Glen® Freeman’s Maple – Acer x Freemanii ‘Sienna’
Details and Care Information:
Sunset Zones: 1-9, 12, 14-24
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
pH Range: Acidic to Slightly Alkaline
Soil: Clay, Loam, or Sand Texture
Drought Tolerance: Moderately Drought Tolerant Once Established
Growth Rate: 36” per year
Growth Habit: Rounded
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous
Longevity: 50 to 150 years
Litter Issue: Winged Seeds
Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Scales, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Branch Strength: Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential: Moderate
Suckering Potential: Low
Special Care: Planting at least 15ft. from sidewalks, septic lines, buildings, and power lines to avoid damage from roots.
Pruning Advice: To maintain a strong branch structure prune branches that have a very narrow angle to the trunk as this creates a weak branch that can eventually become a problem.
Fertilizer: Fertilizer will help the tree grow quickly and establish itself faster.
Microclimate: No Microclimate necessary to thrive.
Microclimate: Prefers a wind sheltered spot in the desert, but not completely necessary. – What is a Microclimate?