A RAPIDLY GROWING WONDERLAND OF COLOR
- Luminescent green foliage shows in the spring and lasts through the first colder night in fall
- Fall brings an amazing transition into the brightest, fiery red leaves that cover the tree
- Winter clears the tree of foliage, exposing its wonderful branches
- As an extremely fast grower, you'll see 3-4 feet of growth per year
- Cold hard, incredibly adaptable, and easy to grow
- A wonderful choice for shade
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 45-50' tall
- Mature Width: 35-40' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 30-40' apart
Why plant Autumn Fantasy® Freeman Maple?
Autumn Fantasy® Maple is a dream come true if you're looking for a tough, fast-growing shade tree with knockout fall color. Like the popular Autumn Blaze® Maple, Autumn Fantasy® is a cross between our splendid native Red Maple and the urban-tolerant Silver Maple and retains the strengths of both parents. This tree's thick canopy consistently turns a vivid strawberry-red, even in the Southern states, where fall color can be hit-or-miss. In spring, you'll enjoy another burst of red when its small flowers bloom. The allergy sufferer in your family will appreciate Autumn Fantasy® Maple's blooms as well - this female tree produces no pollen!
Autumn Fantasy® Maple was selected by the late Bill Wandell of Illinois, who had a reputation for introducing only the showiest and sturdiest of trees to the public. He put his trees (Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry, Sterling Silver Linden, and Legacy® Sugar Maple are a few others you may know) through the rigors of several years of Midwestern summers and winters before deeming them fit to put his name on them. He chose Autumn Fantasy® not only for its super-fast growth rate, ascending branching pattern, and crimson fall color, but for its durability under ice and snow loads, too. This reliable, well-tasted tree has been on the market since 1991.
How to use Autumn Fantasy® Freeman Maple in the landscape?
This majestic tree is worthy of showcasing on the front lawn or for lining your street or driveway, where its leaves will light up the whole neighborhood when they turn ruby-red in October. This dreamboat of a tree is pest-free and low maintenance, too!
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Autumn Fantasy® Freeman Maple
They don't get much more carefree than the Autumn Fantasy® Hybrid Maple tree. This simple-to-grow tree will get right to business making shade for your picnic table or patio, while putting few demands on your busy life. Just give your tree a sunny, open space in which to grow, keep it watered and well fed and stand back! Young Hybrid Maples have been known to put on more than three feet of growth per year when cared for in this way. Pests and diseases are of no concern with this one, either.
How To Water
It will need regular irrigation during the establishment period; our Elements™ Watering System will ensure that your tree gets off to a good start. After that, it will be more accepting of dry periods and will only need watering during extended droughts.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
As a vigorous grower, pruning may be needed when younger in order to maintain the shape of this wonderful shade tree. This should be done in summer, after the leaves have fully emerged.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).