The Autumn Blaze Maple tree is a hybrid derived from the Red Maple and the Silver Maple.
This species is named for its vibrantly fire colored foliage that peaks in autumn. The dominant colors are reds and oranges. This tree is applauded for its ease of care and show-stopping fall color display.
This is a deciduous tree that thrives well in climate zones 3 through 8, which is the majority of the United States.
It enjoys moist, well-drained soil and does well in both full sun and partial shade. This cultivar has received the “Urban Tree of the Year Award” two times in a row for its ability to grow well in city parks and along streets. It can survive in areas of pollution. It is a fast-growing tree that ascends up to 5 feet each year. It will mature to an approximate height of 50 feet and a width of 40 feet. At these dimensions, it is a great shade tree.
This Maple is a perfect addition to a home landscaping project.
It is hardy and requires very little maintenance. It manages well with routine rainfall and can tolerate some drought or flooding conditions. It can survive winter conditions of cold, snow, and ice. This tree is best shipped and planted in bare root form. It is recommended that the tree is placed in a hole that is twice the size of the root spread and then fills in around the roots with a slightly acidic PH soil. Setting the tree 20 feet from other trees will ensure that the branches spread out to their anticipated 40-foot width. The Autumn Blaze Maple is a gorgeous addition to any yard or streetscape. The peak fall season foliage colors of the Autumn Blaze Maple are what make this such an attractive tree.