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Marmo Maple

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A popular hybrid of the silver and red maples with good branching and a consistent upright oval shape; fall coloration is rather distinctive, with red patches appearing among green leaves, eventually with a mix of yellow, red and orange; very fast grower

Characteristics

Species:
x freemanii
Average Landscape Height:
45 feet
Average Landscape Width:
40 feet
Genus:
Acer
Cultivar:
Marmo
Branching:
excurrent
Plant Form:
pyramidal
Canopy:
high
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
prune in full leaf
Flower Color:
red
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
yellow
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Marmo Maple is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It features showy clusters of red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has forest 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.

Landscape Attributes

Marmo Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. 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.

Planting & Growing

Marmo Maple will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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