Tree Selection

Trees Introduction

The trees we have planted so far have been selected to give all round interest and variety. As you can see they are beautiful in many different ways, with different shaped leaves and changing colours through the seasons. They also bring a variety of flowers and catkins in spring and summer, and then in autumn, fruit, cones and seeds of many types.

They have also been chosen specifically to suit the site and soil at Hampshire Farm Meadows, and with the climate, both now and in the future, in mind. The Planting Programme will first establish the main layout of the site, with larger trees providing structure and shelter from the wind, before adding other trees in a planned layout.

Tap on a tree's name to discover more information about it and also locate it in the arboretum.


Freeman's Maple

Acer x Freemani ‘Autumn Blaze’

Freeman's Maple TreeFreeman's Maple Leaves


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Common Name

Freeman's Maple

Scientific Name

Acer x Freemani ‘Autumn Blaze’




A natural hybrid of Acer rubrum and Acer saccharinum combining the reliable autumn colouration of the former with the vigour and soil tolerance of the latter. Leaves are orange/red in autumn. A large fast growing tree. Tolerant of damp or dry conditions, requires some shelter.

Max Height: 15 metres

Soil: Acid/Neutral

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Find This Tree In The Arboretum 


Tree Numbers: 19,  20,  57,  58