These widespread, fast-growing trees have a beautiful array of colours. Learn more about how freeman, norway, and red maples can add beautiful texture to your property.
Freeman Maple (Acer x freemanii) – Freeman Maples are a large shade tree that can rise to a height of between 45 and 70 feet (14-21 m). Freeman Maples are a hybrid of a Red Maple and a Silver Maple. This hybrid has inherited the best qualities from both its parents. The tree gets its attractive form and blazing fall color from its red maple parent. Its rapid growth and broad soil tolerance are attributable to the silver maple.
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) – This large deciduous tree is tolerant and hardy making it a popular street or landscape tree producing a great deal of shade with its large canopy and broad maple-shaped leaves.
Red Maple (Acer rubrum) – Red maple trees are aptly named for the gorgeous bright red foliage (or sometimes orange or yellow) that appears in fall. This tree works well for adding four-season interest to your yard. The reddish color is not only evident in fall, but also in the spring flowers and stems that are reddish in winter. This, along with its minimal needs, makes it a favorite landscape plant over much of Canada. It grows faster than Norway or sugar maple, but considerably slower than silver maple, making it a better choice in urban landscaping.