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Matador™ Maple

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Attractive summer foliage is followed by consistently rich red fall color that appears later in the season and holds for a long period before the leaves drop; shapely upright, oval form; a valuable addition to the landscape

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
45 feet
Average Landscape Width:
30 feet
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Acer
Species:
x freemanii
Cultivar:
Bailston
Flower Color:
red
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Fall Color:
orange
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Plant Form:
oval
Canopy:
high
Pruning:
prune in full leaf
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
decurrent

Ornamental Features

Matador™ Maple 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 orange and in the fall. The furrowed gray bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Matador™ Maple is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval 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

Matador™ Maple will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. 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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