Autumn Flame Maple – Starter


In the nursery trade Autumn Flame Maple is noted as one of the first red maple cultivars to turn color. The red color comes on a week earlier than the popular Red Sunset cultivar.

Starter trees are only available for pick-up.

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This is a starter tree, we would normally let these grow for 3-5 years before they would reach a maturity level that would be recognizable. They will be an investment in your future landscaping!

This red maple cultivar grows to 40’- 60’ tall and as wide. This is a fast growing tree which develops a dense rounded shape. Leaves are star-shaped and green during the summer. Leaves are arranged in an opposite fashion and are simple. This cultivar was introduced in 1964 by A. McGill & Sons Nursery, Fairview, Oregon as a male tree, thus avoiding the problems with winged samaras.

Flowering begins in April. The flowers are red and not all that notable.

Young trees feature a smooth light gray bark which can split after a winter cold spell. Older trees have a dark gray, heavily furrowed bark.

Best Uses:
This species is well adapted to lower ground and can tolerate heavy, wet sites. It requires full sun to achieve the best in fall color. Avoid drought prone sites or those with excessive summer winds.

Additional information


Height: 35 ft
Spread: 35 ft
Growth: fast


Zone: 4 to 8
Sun: Full to partial
Moisture: Medium


Tree: Small lot suitable, flowering
Foliage: medium green
Fall Color: bright red and yello
Shape: dense, rounded with spreading branches
Flower: small red
Bloom: April

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