Autumn Blaze Maple ® is a popular choice for landscapes.  This tree is cross-bred between red maple and silver maple. The best characteristics of both trees are incorporated into this variety. The fall foliage is bright orange-red. The tree also grows dense and has healthy branching habits. This tree grows fast like silver maple trees, making it more desirable for some applications than others. This tree grows well in both wet and dry conditions. When installing multiple Autumn Blaze Maple ® trees, leave at least 40 feet of spacing between the plants so that the trees do not grow together.

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Autumn Blaze Maple ®

Acer X Freemanii ‘Jeffsred’

Plant Type- Deciduous Tree

Flower Color- None

Foliage Color- Green in the summer and bright red in the fall.

Growth Habit- Upright

Growth Rate- Fast

Zone- 4-8

Height- 40-60 feet tall

Spread- 40-60 feet wide

Light- Full sun

Details- This fast growing maple tree exhibits bright orange-red leaves in the fall.  This tree was selected as the Urban Tree of the Year in 2003.  This tree has excellent disease and insect resistance.  The best time to prune this deciduous tree is in the winter.

Pruning- Pruning should be done in the summer after the tree is done leafing.  Waiting till after there is foliage on the tree will sap seepage.

Other maple tree options.

  • Autumn Blaze® Maple
  • Black Japanese Maple
  • Bloodgood Japanese Maple
  • Burgundy Belle® Maple
  • Cascade Dawn Flowering Maple
  • Coral Bark Japanese Maple
  • Crimson Queen Japanese Maple
  • Crimson Sentry Norway Maple
  • Emerald Elf Amur Maple
  • Emerald Lustre® Maple
  • Fernleaf Full-Moon Maple
  • Flamingo Boxelder Maple
  • Kelly’s Gold Boxelder Maple
  • Monroe Vine Maple
  • October Glory® Red Maple
  • Pacific Fire Vine Maple
  • Paperbark Maple
  • Pink Flowering Maple
  • Red Flowering Maple
  • Red Sunset® Red Maple
  • Royal Red Maple
  • Silver Maple
  • Sugar Green Mountain Maple
  • Summer Red® Red Maple
  • White Flowering Maple
  • Yellow Flowering Maple