Botanical Name: Acer x freemanii 'Firefall'
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: Hardy to zone 3
Fall Colour: Orange-Red
Shape: Upright, Oval
A silver maple/red maple hybrid with an upright growth habit; a good shade tree for smaller properties, more tolerant of adverse conditions than red maple and an impressive color display starting in the early fall
Firefall Maple has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Firefall Maple is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Deeply cut foliage, exceptional cold hardiness and bright red fall colours are among the special attributes of this tree. A fast growing, bright performing maple.