Celebration Maple, Large Trees

Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Ornamental Autumn Colour

Acer x freemanii Celebration (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £89.94Out of Stock £74.94Out of Stock £69.96
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Maple, freemanii Celebration - Standard needs...
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Acer x freemanii Celebration / Celzam: Bareroot Freeman's Maple Trees in Standard Sizes

Acer x freemanii Celebration has a fairly narrow, upright, pyramidal habit, suitable for most gardens and roadside planting. It has a good autumn colour display of yellows and reds, not quite as vivid as Autumn Blaze, but it has an advantage over that variety in that it rarely requires pruning to remove weak branches.
Celebration has little red, sterile flowers appearing in April, followed by vibrant green leaves in summer. They are male clones and so do not produce seeds, which makes them even lower maintenance.
A medium-sized tree, reaching about 45 feet, 15 metres, with a canopy width of about 7 metres.

Browse our other Maple varieties, or all of our trees.

Delivery season: Maple trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).


  • Height: 15-20m
  • Soil: Any well drained except shallow chalk
  • Good yellow and red Autumn colour
  • Drought tolerant
  • No seeds to sweep up
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Celebration Maples

Suitable for most soils except shallow chalk (unlike our native maple, which loves it). It is hardy, and drought tolerant when established. It will have the best autumn colour in a sunny position (acidic soil also helps), but tolerates partial shade well.

Pruning these trees to remove branches with narrow crotch angles (strong branches have wide angles, i.e. they are quite horizontal where they leave the trunk) is rarely necessary. The branches are well-formed and not likely to break under pressure from strong wind or loads of snow, which makes them well suited for exposed positions.
With young trees, all you need to do is to maintain a single leading stem and prevent a double leader from forming, but this is uncommon.

Did You Know?

The Freeman maples, Acer x freemanii, are naturally occurring crosses between Red Maple and Silver Maple. The cultivated varieties are (probably) descended from trees bred and selected by Oliver M. Freeman in 1933 at the US National Arboretum in Washington DC.

Bred in 1980 by Jim Zampini (1932-2017) at Lake County Nursery, Ohio. The patent name is Celzam.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

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  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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