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Celebration® Maple Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 15-30'
  • Exposure: Full Sun - Part Shade
  • Bloom Time: Spring
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Celebration® Maple

Acer x freemanii 'Celzam'

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Celebration Maple is the kind of tree you turn to for shade in a hurry. In no time, this fast-growing shademaker will be providing a cool, comfortable space for outdoor meals, barbeques, birthday parties, and all your backyard celebrations. For new lots, Celebration is a healer, helping to quickly create an established and homey feel to the landscape, where there was once only bare ground. For first-time homeowners or anyone without much gardening experience, Celebration is a godsend—it's easy to grow and trouble-free. Let’s get this party started!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 15-30'
  • Exposure: Full Sun - Part Shade
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Show more ›

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The Story

The Freeman Maple is a Red Maple–Silver Maple hybrid that was first produced in 1933 at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. These hybrids boast the best qualities of each of their parents—the strong branching of the Red Maple and the fast growth and alley-cat toughness of the Silver Maple. Celebration is a Freeman Maple hybrid that was discovered by chance by nurseryman James Zampini of Lake County Nurseries in Perry, Ohio. He found it growing in a crop of Silver Maple seedlings in 1967. After observing it for many years, it was finally introduced to the public in the 1980s.

The Details

After a long period of evaluation, Celebration Maple has proved to be essentially seedless. It will not produce great quantities of “helicopter” seeds like some Maples do, creating a maintenance issue with lots of seedling volunteers.

How to Grow

They don’t get much more carefree than the Celebration Hybrid Maple tree. This simple-to-grow tree will get right to business making shade for your picnic table or patio, while putting few demands on your busy life. Just give your tree a sunny, open space in which to grow, keep it watered with the easy-to-use Bower & Branch™ Water Element, feed it with our special Soil Enhancer and Fertilizer Element, and stand back! Young Hybrid Maples have been known to put on more than three feet of growth per year when cared for in this way. Pests and diseases are of no concern with this one, either.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun - Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 40-50'
Avg Mature Width 20-35'
Spacing 15-30'
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Golden Yellow with Red
Flower Color Red
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color N/A
Fruit Time N/A
Foliage Color Green
Bloom Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen No
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale


Size: C

Size C

Size: D

Size D

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Size C Trees:

10-12' tall. Grown and shipped balled and burlapped. This tree is ready to be an impactful tree in your landscape.

Size D Trees:

12-14' tall. Grown and shipped balled and burlapped. This is a very large tree. You will have a new shady spot in your landscape immediately.

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Celebration® Maple Tree
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