Acer x freemanii, Freeman Maple

(hybrid between Acer rubrum and Acer saccharinum, may resemble either species or a combination of both)

Size: tree, over 30' average height at maturity

Buds: red-brown, blunt-tipped, usually 4-6 visible scales, often in clusters at tips

Leaves: deciduous, opposite, varying sizes, simple, usually 5 lobes, generally resemble A. saccharinum more than rubrum, fall color varies from indistinct to reds and oranges

Flowers: essentially dioecious, rubric has petals saccharinum doesn't, may resemble either, green-yellow to orange or red

Fruit: two-winged maple samara, some cultivars are sterile

Bark: light to dark gray or silvery gray, may be fairly smooth or fissured