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Armstrong Gold Maple*

Acer x freemanii 'Armstrong Gold'

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Armstrong Gold Maple (Acer x freemanii 'Armstrong Gold') at Seoane's Garden Center

Armstrong Gold Maple in fall

Armstrong Gold Maple in fall

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Armstrong Gold Maple (Acer x freemanii 'Armstrong Gold') at Seoane's Garden Center

Armstrong Gold Maple in fall

Armstrong Gold Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Armstrong Gold Maple (Acer x freemanii 'Armstrong Gold') at Seoane's Garden Center

Armstrong Gold Maple

Armstrong Gold Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  50 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A very distinctive hybrid maple with a narrow, upright growth habit, fast growing, golden to orange fall color; excellent choice for the smaller home landscape or for articulation, tends to broaden with age

Ornamental Features

Armstrong Gold Maple features showy clusters of red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of gold and orange in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Armstrong Gold 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.

Armstrong Gold Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Armstrong Gold Maple will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Articulation 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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