Autumn Blaze Maple Tree

Autumn Blaze Maple Tree

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Fast-Growing Shade Tree With Amazing Fall Color

The Autumn Blaze Maple tree is an improved hybrid with an exceptional, long-lasting orange-red fall color, a uniform branching habit, and a fast growth rate.

This maple cultivar lives up to its name with its blazing red and glowing orange fall foliage that lasts all autumn long!

The Autumn Blaze’s maple leaves emerge in the spring with a reddish tint and turn dark green in the summer. During the shorter days of fall, the leaves turn on a brilliant shade of orange and brilliant red that gives the Autumn Blaze maple tree its name. Leaves are up to 5 inches long.

The Acer rubrum tree maintains a good central form and has wider angles than the silver maple, making it better adapted to areas with either ice or snow.

When To Plant Autumn Blaze Maples

The best time to plant an Autumn Blaze Maple tree is during the spring or fall when the weather isn’t especially hot or cold. It’s important to plant your tree when the ground isn’t frozen so that your roots can take hold and start building a robust root network.

Autumn Blaze Maple Growth Rate

Autumn Blaze maple trees are known for their fast growth rates. Many Autumn Blaze maple trees will have a growth rate of 2 or even 4 feet each year. All red maples have high growth rates, but the Autumn Blaze is an especially fast grower.

How Far Apart To Plant Autumn Blaze Maple Trees

If you plan on planting more than one Autumn Blaze maple tree on your property, make sure to space them out at least 20 feet apart. At 20 feet, your trees’ branches will have some overlap, so if you’d prefer trees that stand independently, you’ll need closer to 40 feet between each tree due to the 30-foot width at maturity. The Autumn blaze maple roots can spread a large distance so it is important to space these trees accordingly.

Do Autumn Blaze Maples Drop Seeds?

Yes, like almost all maple trees, the Autumn Blaze produces samara seeds. These tiny seeds are often called “helicopters” or “whirlers” due to the wing-like tissue that causes them to spin when they fall to the ground. These seeds are surprisingly fun for children to play with, and usually, get raked up with the rest of the leaves in the fall. Red maple trees like the Autumn Blaze produce an especially high number of seeds.


This fast-growing deciduous tree can grow up to 40 to 50 feet tall and 30 to 40 feet wide at maturity. Because of the autumn blaze maple size, it is an excellent lawn, street, park, or urban tree. Once it reaches maturity it is an excellent shade tree as well. Plant in full sun to partial shade to reach the maximum growth height.

The Autumn Blaze Red Maple tree tends to thrive best in much warmer climates extending well into the deep south and west. Plant Autumn Blaze across the United States in USDA growing zones 4-8. Prefers well-drained soil but can tolerate a wide range of planting sites.

This maple Acer does not ship bare root. It is rooted in its nursery container with soil. It is a popular tree for its disease resistance and rapid growth rate. Be sure to check out our Maple Tree Grow Guide for more information.

You will be happy with the Autumn Blaze Maple for sale in your yard or landscape. Maples grow in a variety of planting sites including wet soils and dry soils and are drought tolerant once established.

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Botanical Name
Acer freemanii 'Jeffsred'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color
Green, orange, red

Mature Width
30-40 ft

Mature Height
40-55 ft

Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Can grow up to 65' tall

It's a fast-growing tree that gives dappled shade. Planted in 2000 in Zone 7B, it's now over 65 feet tall. Taller than I wanted, it's crowding out other things, so beware! Watch out for limbs growing at too shallow an angle off the trunk. You want them coming out more perpendicular than parallel to the trunk. The risk is the bark at the joint gets included, leading to weakness and possible breakage. Very little variety in the limbs on mine, they all just shoot up. So if you want beautiful branches, this may not be the tree.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Corey, Thank you so much for being a customer of our family-owned business here at Perfect Plants. We are excited that you received your Autumn Blaze Maple Tree. WOW, 65ft is very tall and just about what you would expect from a Maple, however, that could have also been affected by the shaping of the tree. Thank you for leaving such knowledgeable tips for our other customers as well, we appreciate the feedback. Best, Shirley

Dawn K.

Our tree arrived in good shape and so far is doing ok in this extreme heat. I was skeptical to buy a live tree online, but the service was great and I would highly recommend Perfect Plants.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Dawn! We truly appreciate your feedback and hope you and your Autumn Blaze Maple Tree are doing well. Take care!

Sue S.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you for your Autumn Blaze Maple Tree order. Take care!

Melody B.

Arrived well packaged and thriving, transplanted wonderfully. It’s already begun growing again!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you Melody for sharing your kind words. Hope you and your new Autumn Blaze Maple Tree are doing well. Take care!

Jennifer S.

The rest of my order was great with beautiful plants...except for this maple tree... not impressed. I ordered the 5 gallon size & pretty much got a stick with one branch coming off one side..for the price I would have expected more :(


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Jennifer! We're sorry to hear about your Autumn Blaze Maple Tree order. Please note we are always available to answer any questions you may have. Hope you both are doing well.

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