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Easy to grow & great fall color.

Acer xfreemanii Marmo

An exciting shade tree selection derived from a hybrid cross of red maple and silver maple.

From the Chicagoland Grows® Collection, we bring you a large, deciduous shade tree with a uniform, upright-oval habit and a strong central leader. Branch structure and general strength of the plant have proven to be superior to that of silver maple. No seed is produced. Easily transplanted B & B or from containers as a small tree. With the exception of extremely dry locations, adapts well to most site conditions in full sun or light shade. Drought and alkaline soil tolerance are superior to red maple. Has shown excellent resistance to frost cracking in field evaluations. Marmo is excellent in parkway plantings or as a large specimen tree, where an upright habit and reduced crown spread are desired. Site adaptability and rapid establishment make this selection an excellent candidate for residential and commercial landscapes, especially in the urban environment.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Marmo Maple
  • Botanical Name

    Acer xfreemanii 'Marmo'
  • Type

  • Origin

    Selected from several specimens, planted in the 1920's near Lake Marmo on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois.

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Cultural Details

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  • Size

    20-25' tall by 15-18' tall in 10 years, 70' tall by 35' wide at maturity
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Tolerant of alkaline soils
  • Moisture

    Superior drought tolerance compared to red maples
  • Disease & Pests

    Excellent as an established landscape specimen. Young plants may be susceptible to leafhoppers and cottony maple scale.
  • Landscape Use

    Specimen, street tree, allee, urban garden
  • Propagation

    Budding, Softwood Cuttings, Tissue Culture