Fast Growing Maple Tree Varieties

Fast Growing Maple Tree Varieties

Posted by Tammy Sons on Sep 12th 2018

From the fiery colors in autumn of the Autumn Blaze Red Maple to other varieties, All are super fast growing trees.

Red Maple Tree

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Not only does this maple tree variety display gorgeous red leaves in autumn, but its flowers, stems, twigs, and seeds are red as well. Its deep crimson hue makes it a famous ornamental tree, but these trees are commonly grown for lumber as well. These trees are fast-growing and thrive in both full sun and shade. They are hardy and adapt well to many different soils. They are recommended for zones 4 through 10.

Red Sunset Maple Tree

The colors of this variety make it a highly desirable ornamental tree. They are among the first trees to change colors in the fall, and their colors are breathtaking when they do. Not only can the owner count on stunningly brilliant autumn colors, but the red stems and twigs will lend a punch of crimson all winter long. These trees are recommended for zones 3 through 8.

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Silver Maple

This is one of the fastest-growing varieties of maple trees. They can be expected to grow several feet a year until they reach full maturity which can be as tall as 100 feet. Their rapid growth makes them a favorite maple variety for the lumberyard, and they make up the majority of soft maple wood products. They get their name from the silver sheen on the underside of their leaves. These silvery undersides create a pleasing effect as the leaves flutter in the breeze. Their thick, lush leaves make them a popular choice for shade trees. Because they can withstand long periods of flooding easily, they are ideal for low wetlands. They are known to thrive even in poor soil and are easily transplanted. They are recommended for zones 3 through 9.

Sugar Maple Tree

These trees have sweeter sap than other maple tree varieties. While different types are sometimes used to make maple syrup, the best quality syrup is harvested from these trees. Plus, less sap is needed to make a gallon of maple syrup because the juice is sweeter. They are perfect for anyone hoping to tap trees and harvest their natural sweetness. However, this process requires growing more than one of these maple trees because one tree can be expected to produce about 10 gallons per tap, and it takes about 40 gallons of the sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. These trees prefer colder climates and are commonly seen in parts of Canada, the New England states, and the Great Lake states. Proper temperatures are a crucial part of the sap-producing process.

October Glory Maple Tree

Of all the red maples, the October Glories are the reddest. Their leaves are among the last to fall at the end of autumn for long-lasting enjoyment. They are often planted in urban landscapes as their hearty constitution allows them to withstand the smog and pollution that can sometimes choke out weaker trees. Due to their vibrant colors and easy maintenance, they are mainly used as ornamental or shade trees. They are recommended for zones 5 through 8.