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Acer freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'

AUTUMN BLAZE® MAPLE

Buy Autumn Blaze® Maple online. Autumn Blaze® Maple is a very drought tolerant and rapid growing tree. The new growth in Spring emerges with a reddish tint, turning to a rich green that lasts throughout summer. In fall its brilliant red color illuminates the landscape and persists later than any of the other red maples.

Height:

40-60 Feet

Spread:

40-50 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
  • Large Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Tree
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Well-Drained
  • Moist
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Early Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Provides Shade
  • Wind/Dust Break
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Sound Barrier
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Japanese Maples are moderately easy to grow and adapt to most conditions; however, they do prefer to be planted in an area that is well protected from wind, heat exposure, and drought like conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Autumn Blaze® Red Maple was selected 2004 Urban Tree of the Year by the Municipal Arborists, and 1997 Iowa Nursery and Landscape Assoc, 'Tree of the Year'. A nearly seedless variety.