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Autumn Blaze Maple Trees for Sale Online
The Autumn Blaze Maple Tree is highly sought after by landscapers for its color and high adaptability
As is an improved hybrid between Red Maple (Acer rubrum) and Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum), this North American native tree embodies gorgeous features from each tree. The Autumn Blaze has the brilliant, long-lasting orange-red autumn color of the red maple, with the uniform branching habit and rapid growth of the silver maple.
It should be known that while the leaves emerge in the spring green, they turn to the rusty-red they are known for in the fall. This shade tree thrives in warm climates extending well into the deep south and west. These gorgeous trees are suitable for grow zones 3 through 9.
Known as the Freeman Maple, the Autumn Blaze Red Maple has a relatively fast growth rate and can reach heights up to 40 to 50 feet when provided with the proper care. Ideal conditions for these popular specimen trees include and full sun and moist, well drained soil conditions.
This trees' ability to resist pests and diseases makes it an excellent choice for those new to gardening and landscaping. The Autumn Blaze looks brilliant when planted along pathways and streets, and also makes for a great yard focal point.
|40 to 50 feet
|30 to 40 feet
|Deciduous tree, shade tree
|Full sun to part sun
|Dark green, brilliant orange to reddish fall color
|No pruning needed
|Any well drained soil
|Water well until established
|Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites
How to Care for Autumn Blaze Maple
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I water Autumn Blaze Maple Trees?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give Autumn Blaze Maple Trees a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water Autumn Blaze Maple Trees using the counting method for the first few weeks.
How do I mulch an Autumn Blaze Maple Trees?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Autumn Blaze Maple Trees with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
How do I fertilize Autumn Blaze Maple Trees?
Autumn Blaze Maple Trees grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the early spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Autumn Blaze Maple Trees again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young trees. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Autumn Blaze Maple Tree, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution. There are many slow-release fertilizers on the market. Don't fertilize Autumn Blaze Maple Trees after August when plants to begin preparing for dormancy.
How do I prune Autumn Blaze Maple Trees?
The most important reason for pruning tree is to improve the overall health of the plant which in turn will reward you with an abundance of shades. Many times, Autumn Blaze Maple Trees that have not been pruned in a few years will develop dead or degenerative twigs. Removing the dead and dying limbs will minimize the possibility of diseases such as “dieback” and will also allow the plant to re-concentrate its energies and produce flowers. It is important to always use sharp tools when pruning Autumn Blaze Maple Trees or any plant for that matter. Pruning large Autumn Blaze Maple Trees that are well established will enable the plant to have continued vigor, and lead to many more years of supplying beauty to the landscape. Remember once your Autumn Blaze Maple Trees become large and mature it may be best to let a professional arborist do the pruning.