‘Jeffersred’ Autumn Blaze®

Landscape value: This well structured and very adaptable tree features some of the best autumn foliage colourings of the hybrid red maples, but is most useful as a medium to large shade tree for car parks, amenity areas around buildings, medium to large properties and for street, avenue or park plantings.
Height: 13 metres.
Width: 10 metres.
Growth rate: Moderate.
Habit: Oval to rounded with a straight central leader. Dense and uniform.
Foliage: Deeply lobed, rich green leaves, changing to intense red in early autumn.
Flowers: Insignificant. Small red flowers. Female.
Fruit: Virtually seedless in Australian conditions. Green winged samara if produced.
Bark: hin. Dark greyish-brown. Becoming furrowed with age.
Tolerances: Wide range of soil and climatic conditions including relatively wet sites and moderate air pollution. Heat, low levels of drought and cold conditions.
Comments: A selection from a cross between A. rubrum and A. saccharinum, this tree is now widely planted in Australia, where it combines the best attributes of its parents. Prefers full sun for best growth and colour development. One of Fleming’s Lipstick Tree range.

Autumn Blaze Leaf


Acer rubrum

 

‘Fairview Flame’

Landscape value: This vigorous, well structured tree with spectacular and reliable autumn foliage colour is possibly one of the best red maple cultivars available. A suitable choice for larger areas in landscaping as a shade or specimen tree.
Height: 11 metre(s)
Width: 7 metre(s)
Growth rate: Moderate.
Habit: Oval to moderately ovate.
Foliage: Mid- to dark green three- to five-lobed leaves changing to multi colours in autumn.
Flowers: Small red female flowers appearing before the leaves emerge in spring.
Fruit: A sparse quantity of small green crab apples.
Bark: hin, dark grey and roughly textured. The young twigs are bright red.
Tolerances: Adapts to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions including moderately wet soils. Moderate tolerance to air pollution and compaction.
Comments: Will not tolerate excessively dry soils. Full sun to part shade with best growth and colour in full sun. Avoid pruning in late winter and early spring. One of Fleming’s Lipstick® Tree range. Performs best in full sun.

 

 

 

 


 

Acer rubrum

 

October Glory®

Landscape value: A uniform growth habit and excellent late autumn foliage colour make this cultivar a superb specimen tree for larger gardens, street and public parks and public gardens.
Height: 12 metre(s)
Width: 9 metre(s)
Growth rate: Moderate.
Habit: Broadly ovate to oval rounded.
Foliage: Lustrous, dark green five-lobed leaves with red petioles and a greyish underside. During early autumn the leaves turn a dark pinkish-red and become an effective background colour to compliment the often superb autumn tones of brilliant red-orange to pinkish lipstick-red. The leaf undersides become greyish-pink adding further interest to the display.
Flowers: Insignificant. Bright red in spring. Female.
Fruit: Samaras, in pairs, often with red-tinged wings.
Bark: Thin, dark grey and roughly textured. The young twigs are bright red.
Tolerances: Adapts to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions including moderately wet soils. Moderate tolerance to air pollution and compaction. Will not tolerate excessively dry or alkaline soils.
Comments: Reported to tolerate warmer conditions better than other red maple cultivars providing adequate soil moisture is maintained. Thin bark is easily damaged. Avoid pruning in late winter and early spring. One of Fleming’s Lipstick® Tree range.

 

 

 

 


Acer truncatum A. platanoides

‘Warrenred’ Pacific Sunset

 

Landscape value: A beautiful, fast growing and well structured small to medium maple, ideal for planting in street, residential and urban areas. Good resistance to heat and performs well in tough conditions.
Height: 10 metres.
Width: 6 metres.
Growth rate: Moderate.
Habit: Rounded to ovate, spreading.
Foliage: Outstanding glossy, dark green, sharply-lobed leaves, changing to excellent autumn tones in the yellows, oranges and bright reds. Flowers: Greenish-yellow, borne in corymbs in late spring. Little ornamental value.
Fruit: Samaras in pairs.
Bark: Greyish-brown.
Tolerances: Heat, low levels of drought and air pollution.
Comments: Adapts to most soils, but prefers those that are slightly acid. Avoid pruning in late winter and early spring.