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!
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.
Autumn Blaze Maple Care
This fast growing deciduous tree can grow up to 40 to 50 feet tall and 30 to 40 feet wide at maturity. The Autumn Blaze Maple growth rate of this tree is up to 2-4 feet per year while it develops its root system. The Autumn blaze maple roots can spread a large distance so it is important to space these trees accordingly.
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.
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.
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.
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 it is drought tolerant once established.
Having trouble with your maple tree’s leaves changing color? Read more about this in our blog post on Maple Tree Leaves.
Check out our Maple Tree Grow Guide for more information.
Acer freemanii 'Jeffsred'
- Showy foliage
- Fast growing
- Provides shade
- Bright red fall color