An American form of Red Maple, bred in the 1960s, is also known by the name “Franksred”.
Rated very highly by arborists for its good branch angle formation and landscape architects for its outstanding and long lived autumn display of leaf colour.
Surely one of the most beautiful cultivars of Acer rubrum this medium broadly oval tree is regularly branched and is an excellent choice for sheltered avenues.
Its thick dark shiny foliage puts on a great display of red autumn colour.
As a cautionary note the presence of manganese in the soil is vital for Acer rubrum types to perform.
Please refer to Acer freemanii Autumn Blaze and Armstrong if you have not got the soil to support your choice.
Mature height: 7-12m
Mature spread: 5-10m