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Acer freemanii Autumn Blaze Jeffersred



Fast growing tree with bright red foliage in the autumn

A reliable, easy to grow Acer with an oval headed canopy and silvery-grey bark. The deeply cut dark green leaves turn a vibrant flaming red in autumn. This can be used to great effect in a woodland setting or in a large garden.


Ideal as a specimen tree in a sheltered spot growing in full sun or partial shade.


It loves to be planted in rich moisture-retentive soil. Acers grow well in chalk, sand, clay or loam, tolerating most soil types.

Acer Freemanii Autumn Blaze is resistant to most pests and diseases.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 1560 cm - 2000 cm
Plant width 1025 cm - 1220 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 250 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From February to September