Autumn Blaze Maple

Autumn Blaze Maple ® is a popular choice for Midwest landscapes.  This tree is a cross-breed 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 trees so that they do not grow together. Autumn Blaze Maple ® tops out at 60 feet tall, so make sure not to install it under power-lines or other utilities. Selective pruning should be done as needed to remove dead or damaged branches. It is also essential to remove branches that are growing out of form. Shaping a tree correctly from an early age will benefit the tree when it is mature.

Autumn Blaze Maple

Autumn Blaze Maple Leaves

Autumn Blaze Maple ®

Acer X Freemanii ‘Jeffsred’

Plant Details

Flower Color- None

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

Zone- 3-7

Height- 50-60 feet tall

Spread- 40 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 an excellent disease and insect resistance.  The best time to prune this deciduous tree is in the winter.

Other maple tree options.

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  • Bloodgood Japanese Maple
  • Burgundy Belle® Maple
  • Cascade Dawn Flowering Maple
  • Coral Bark Japanese Maple
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  • 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
  • Sienna Glen Maple
  • Silver Maple
  • Sugar Green Mountain Maple
  • Summer Red® Red Maple
  • White Flowering Maple
  • Yellow Flowering Maple