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Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' (Freeman maple 'Autumn Blaze' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
20m
Max height
12.2m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'

Other names

Freeman maple 'Autumn Blaze' , Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Autumn Blaze' _ 'Autumn Blaze' is a vigorous, oval-headed, large deciduous tree with silver-grey bark and deeply cut, dark green leaves that turn flame-red in autumn. It bears green-yellow flowers flushed red and red fruit that turn brown.


Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Oval-headed

Flower

Flushed red, Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Bright-red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Shows some resistance to leaf hoppers.

Specific pests

Aphids , Horse chestnut scale Aphids , Horse chestnut scale

Verticillium wilt Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


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Where to grow

Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' (Freeman maple 'Autumn Blaze' ) will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 12.2m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in rich, moisture-retentive but well-drained soil. Provide shelter from cold winds and late frosts.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'

Other names

Freeman maple 'Autumn Blaze' , Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Autumn Blaze' _ 'Autumn Blaze' is a vigorous, oval-headed, large deciduous tree with silver-grey bark and deeply cut, dark green leaves that turn flame-red in autumn. It bears green-yellow flowers flushed red and red fruit that turn brown.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Oval-headed


Colour

Flower

Flushed red, Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Bright-red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Shows some resistance to leaf hoppers.

Specific pests

Aphids , Horse chestnut scale

Specific diseases

Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' (Freeman maple 'Autumn Blaze' ) will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 12.2m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in rich, moisture-retentive but well-drained soil. Provide shelter from cold winds and late frosts.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' (Freeman maple 'Autumn Blaze' )

Common pest name

Apple root knot nematode

Scientific pest name

Meloidogyne mali

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

UK (along with certain other European countries) received potentially infested trees in 1992; but these were destroyed at the end of the trial period and targeted surveillance has failed to find any trace of the nematode. Main impacts are on elm; apple and mulberry and industry should source such material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' (Freeman maple 'Autumn Blaze' )

Common pest name

Alfalfa dwarf; Anaheim disease; California vine disease; Dwarf disease of alfalfa; Dwarf disease of lucerne; Leaf scald of oleander; Leaf scald of plum; Leaf scorch; Phony disease of peach; Pierce's disease of grapevine; Variegated chlorosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A bacterial disease with a wide host range detected in Corsica. Although EU regulated; there remains some concern about the risk of introduction. This subspecies is known to be able to thrive in cooler climates. Should an outbreak occur; there would be a need for eradication action which would result in environmental and social impacts.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' (Freeman maple 'Autumn Blaze' )

Common pest name

Asian longhorn beetle; Starry sky beetle

Scientific pest name

Anoplophora glabripennis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Recognised threat to a wide range of deciduous tress native to the UK. Already regulated it is a priority for continued surveillance and statutory action. The risk of entry is further mitigated by EU legislation requiring the monitoring of wooden packaging material originating from China.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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