Autumn Blaze Maple
- Latin Name- Acer Rubrum Hardy Planting Zone- 3-8 Mature Height- 40-50 ft Width- 15-25 ft Sun or Shade- Partial Shade
Autumn Blaze Red Maple - freemanni
Autumn Blaze Red Maple is a fast growing tree with brilliant red foliage. Horticulturist deems it a hybrid of Red Maple and Silver Maple. It is possible for the tree to grow 3 feet or more per year under suitable conditions. This showstopper thrives best in a warmer climate, such as the deep south.The Autumn Blaze Red Maple is tolerant of less than perfect soil conditions and drought. This tree can withstand demanding environments. Landscapers love this tree because of its rapid growth, versatility in many soil types, drought tolerance and of course because of its beauty. The tree has an abundance of thick green leaves in the Spring and Summer. At the height of its season, fall, it showcases an impressive red, orange hue. When the sun's rays shine upon the foliage, the site is fantastic. To best care for this tree, prune it early and often the first ten years after planting it. This tree is an aggressive grower. It takes approximately one year to establish the root system, but fast growth should soon be seen.It is tolerant of freezing temperatures close to minus forty degrees. One of the advantages of planting this tree is it is usually disease and pest resistant. They also quickly adjust to their new environment. The Autumn Blaze Red Maple produces samaras. These are winged pods. They are green surround with red edges. This is an excellent food source for birds, squirrels, and other small creatures. This beautiful tree will add to any yard or space for years to come.