Autumn Blaze Maple

Product Description

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

The Autumn Blaze Maple is an improved hybrid with an exceptional, long lasting orange-red fall color, a uniform branching habit and fast growth rate. Leaves emerge in the spring with a reddish tint and turn green in the summer.

During the shorter days of fall, the leaves take on a brilliant shade of orange and red that gives the Autumn Blaze Maple its name. Leaves are up to 5” long.

The 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. The Autumn Blaze Maple tends to thrive best in much warmer climates extending well into the deep south and west. It’s an excellent lawn, park or street tree.

Botanical Name

Acer freemanii 'Jeffsred'

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Foliage Color Green, orange, red
Mature Height 40-55 ft
Mature Width 30-40 ft
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Showy foliage
  • Fast growing
  • Provides shade
  • Bright red fall color

Shipping Info

Once your Autumn Blaze Maple order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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The Autumn Blaze Maple prefers full sun or partial shade. They prefer steadily moist but not soggy soil that is neutral to slightly acidic. Regular watering is especially important until established. A planting site should be chosen that offers reasonable clearance from driveways and sidewalks.

Although the Autumn Maple’s root system is not particularly invasive, their roots develop near the surface and can be damaging to stationary structures. Occasional pruning is beneficial to promote a strong, balanced structure. Any dead or damaged branches should be removed at their base. Pruning timing is important for any Maple tree and should only be performed in mid to late summer, with July and August being ideal in most climates.

It is most ideal to plant these trees in the fall or winter, during their dormant period of increased root growth.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Autumn Blaze Maple, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

3 reviews for Autumn Blaze Maple

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary Diggs

    I’m already loving how this little tree is looking, & it had already grown an inch in the first week of planting.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Linda Hoffman

    Wanted two big trees to plant on either side of my large yard, bought the 5-6ft size. Both trees were just under 6ft tall and branched well, although I would say they were slender and not very wide so rating 4 stars. In the ground they go this weekend. Thanks!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Jakes

    Looks like the photo. Nice Tree.

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