Common Name: Armstrong Freeman maple
Origin/Ecology: Hybrid between A. rubrum and A. saccharinum.
Habit: Solid structure, grows 40-60′ tall with a very narrow, fastigiate (branches erect) form.
Leaves: Leaves resemble silver maple and are 3-6″ across. Fall colour can be good in optimal conditions, but otherwise is an inferior yellowish orange.
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Red flowers in spring before leaves, double winged samara.
Bark: Distinctively silvery
Water Use, Soil: Average, medium to wet, well-drained soil. Tolerant of wide range but prefers moist, slightly acid conditions.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Specimen, lawns, street, park.
Limitations: Leaf hoppers.
Notes: Back of leaf is whiter than red. Shallow, surface roots in high water table or shallow soil. Not good on slab. Pinkish petioles, 5 lobes.