Autumn Blaze maple is a rapidly growing hybrid maple with spectacular brilliant red foliage making it one of more commonly planted shade trees.
Autumn Blaze maple is a cross of the Red and Silver 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 opposites arranged simple leaves.
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.