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Acer x freemanii 'Armstrong'
A very distinctive hybrid maple with a narrow, upright growth habit, fast growing, inconsistent fall color; excellent choice for the smaller home landscape or for articulation, tends to broaden with age
Armstrong Maple is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It features showy clusters of red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has green deciduous foliage. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. The furrowed gray bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Armstrong Maple is a deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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.
Size: 10 ft h x 10 ft w
Light Exposure: full sun