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PlantFiles: Freeman's Maple, Hybrid Red Maple
Acer x freemanii 'Celzam'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: x freemanii (free-MAN-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Celzam
Additional cultivar information: (PP7279, aka Celebration )
Hybridized by Zampini; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

Category:
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Joan On Oct 24, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Plant Patent number 7279 has expired

Neutral slyperso1 On Apr 26, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

compact, pyramidal,
red flower, seedless, fast growing in youth.
Form: upright-pyramidal, strong branch angles
Fall Color: golden-yellow to red, reportedly turning from red to gold

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Acer freemanii 'Celebration' RED MAPLE Dec (z5)
This 40-50'x 20' red/silver maple hybrid has excellent characteristics: vigorous,dense-upright-pyramidal habit,good (snow load tolerant) crotch angles,& BRIGHT red-turning-gold fall color..a FINE shade tree! Sun/Med

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky



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