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Autumn Blaze Maple


A rapidly growing hybrid maple with spectacular brilliant red foliage making it one of more commonly planted shade trees. Autumn Blaze maple was introduced in 1982 from Poplar Farms, Inc. of Batavia, IL as cross of red (A. rubrum) and silver (A. saccharinum) maple. It grows rapidly to an eventual height of 60’ and a width of 40’. When fully mature it features an oval to rounded crown. It has ascending branches bearing oppositely arranged simple leaves, which are which palmately lobed with toothed margins.

Leaves emerge in the spring with a reddish tint, and then turn green in the summer. With the shorter days of the fall the leaves takes on a brilliant shade of orange and red that gives rise to its name. Leaves are up to 5” long.

The tree maintains a good central leader form and has wider crotch angles than silver maple making it better adapted to areas with either ice or snow. Autumn Blaze is very adaptable to a wide range of climate and soil conditions. It tolerates clay soil, and will withstand wet soil conditions and drought.

Tree Care:

Autumn Blaze Maples are fast growing and relatively easy to care for. For new transplants, you need to keep the soil around their roots moist. To maintain a healthy growth habit, prune Autumn Blaze Maples every three to five years in late spring or early summer. You only need to think about fertilizing if your soil is only moderately fertile or needs conditioning. Speak to one of our expert staff, or give us a call, for advice tailored to your tree and landscape.


When your autumn blaze maple tree is young, it will need lots of water to help it get established. Keep the soil evenly moist through their root zones in the first year; once established, your tree will be drought tolerant and will likely do just fine with whatever rainfall your location provides. If you notice the leaves are turning brown or falling from the tree prematurely, that could be a sign that your tree isn’t getting enough water.

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