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Autumn Blaze Maple

Autumn Blaze Maple

Autumn Blaze Maple 5-6 ft. Autumn Blaze Maple

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Autumn Blaze Maples are the tree of choice for parks and public landscaping because of their brilliant color. They're reliable, fast growing and maintenance-free... the perfect red maple tree.

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Autumn Blaze Maple

Municipalities Demand this Tree and so should you!

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each

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Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

4-5 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
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List: $119.95
Sale: $81.57
6 at $77.49 ea.
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Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

3-4 ft.

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List: $93.95
Sale: $63.89
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Autumn Blaze Maple
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Maple Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Maple Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
$19.95
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Planting Mix for Autumn Blaze Maple
Planting Mix

Helps your Autumn Blaze Maple get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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Espoma Plant Food
Espoma Holly-Tone


Espoma Holly-Tone is a plant food that is specially formulated for acid-loving trees and shrubs such as Holly, Azaleas, Dogwood Trees and Rhododendrons.

If your acidic friendly plants are lacking vibrancy or are not blooming as well as usual, use Espoma Holly-Tone twice per year in spring and autumn to perk them up and give them a boost of nutrients that they need.

It will bring luster to leaves, bring on an exploasion of flowers and thicken roots so that plants can absorb more moisture.

Holly Tone
$17.95
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Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.
Municipalities demand this tree and you should too!

Why?

• Traffic stopping, reliable red fall color
• The fastest growing maple...3-5 feet or more a year!
• Insect & Disease Resistant
• Pleasing, uniform shape
• Minimal mess after its leaves drop in the fall

Great when planted alone or along roads.

Winner of the:

• 2004 Urban Tree of the Year
• 2003 Urban Tree of the Year
• 1997 Tree of the Year by the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association


The Autumn Blaze Maple is one of the most popular new tree introductions in history.

Brilliant fall color without the mess and maintenance! You plant it and forget it.

Municipalities love these trees because they are very disease-resistant. They're not bothered by car exhaust and they don't drop seed pods.

Autumn Blaze Maples are strong trees that resist ice damage and high winds. They adapt to a large range of soil conditions and climates.

The Autumn Blaze Maple™ is a hybrid of two famous trees, the red and silver maples, and it soon surpassed them in looks and popularity. It captured the two trees' quality characteristics, such as brilliant red color, dense branching, and rapid growth rate.

This is a clearly superior tree that you won't see in the big box stores for another 10 years. They only carry trees once the general public is familiar with them. As a result, they offer cultivars that may be disease and insect prone.

We give the Autumn Blaze our highest recommendation. Landscape Professionals have put this tree in short supply, so we do recommend you order while supplies are available.



Growing Zones: 3-8

Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
Mature Width: 30-40 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Acer rubrum 'Autumn Blaze'
Growing Zones 3-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 3-8
(shaded area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Autumn Blaze Maple can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


It's Easy to Plant your Autumn Blaze Maple


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Autumn Blaze Maple.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Autumn Blaze Maple gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Autumn Blaze Maple again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: John in New Hope, PA
This tree went from 3 ft. to 7 ft. in just one season. For a maple, that seemed extraordinary for me. The leaves in spring and summer are a nice green and the red fall foliage was striking. Thanks for a great product.

By: Anonymous in Chicago, IL
Great tree, I planted my Autumn Blaze Maple 11 years ago. It is huge and beautiful!

By: Cindy
Our autumn blaze maple is bright orange right now-and thriving! Its still a small tree-but beautiful! Weve actually ordered several trees this past year and they all look great-very healthy!!

By: Sandy
We are so pleased with this tree! We planted this tree for our new born and have since watched them grow together. Its planted on the corner of our property near the street in full sun and the colors are spectacular! Last fall the colors were a nice bronze red and this year they were a brilliant red. We cant wait to see what next fall will bring.

By: Ted
My neighbors and I planted three Autumn Blaze Maple trees - we call them the triplets - on an inner city street in Boston ,the City would not, and they have been incredibly successful. They have grown at least the three feet in height as hoped, they have survived abuse via parked cars, inconsiderate pedestrians, snow, and ,other than rainfall, erratic watering. While two are significantly bigger than the remaining one, they are all hardy and are doing well.

By: Brett in Cartersville, GA
Maple tree arrived very healthy , left in shade for first two days. I planted it on the third day it grew almost a foot in the first week. We did have a lot of rain that month. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY TREE GROW LIKE THAT IN THE FIRST WEEK AFTER BEING TRANSPLANTED.

By: Art
The Autumn Blaze tree I bought last fall was received in good condition. I planted it according to directions and it survived the Maine winter. This spring it came alive and started to produce new branches. At this time it appears to have a successful planting.

By: Mikey in Long Island, NY
We planted our Autumn Blaze Maple tree at the end of last summer. In the spring of this year my daughter got a new puppy. The puppy decided to chew the tree in half about 12 inches from the ground. There was nothing left but the main trunk of the tree. I thought the tree was a goner. We planted a different tree in that spot, but decided to keep this tree in the container from the other one. Surprisingly enough the Autumn Blaze Red Maple sprouted 2 new branches that grew all summer long. At the end of the summer the branches had grown about a foot. This fall the leaves turned a beautiful bright red. This is one hardy tree...

By: Troy in Baldwin, WI
I planted my Autumn Blaze in 1 year ago in the late Fall. The tree is now over 6ft tall and has the bright red leaves as seen in the pictures. This tree is a replacement to a Poplar that fell in a storm in the back yard. The wife likes the colors and wants another for the front yard. I simply dug a hole, put the fertilizer pill in per the directions and planted the tree. No special treatment other than that. The tree has held up well to the Wisconsin winter.

By: Charles
Thank you so much for your tree. It is still young and thriving. I know that it is going to be a great addition for my landscape.

By: Bette
We are using this tree for shade on our home. I cant believe how this tree has grown! We plan on buying more in 2009. So far I dont have anything negative to say.

By: Heidi
We have the tree in our backyard. The colors are gorgeous. It grows quickly. The leaves are already gone though ,fall in Upstate NY,.

By: ggr1868
I bought two of these autumn blazes and put them on the parkway in front of my home. They are growing great and, although small, got the true autumn blaze look this fall. I have purchased several trees from FGT and been satisfied with them all. I am a repeat customer.

By: Tiffany in West Virginia
A great tree! We planted the Autumn Blaze maple tree on our new construction lot. We were worried because of the condition of the soil after construction. However, the maple tree is doing great. It bloomed last spring and turned red this fall.

By: Lorenzo
This is an interesting Maple tree, not like any others that I have planted. Nice looking and full of leaves. It is only 4 tall now and it looks almost full grown. I cant wait to see this tree mature.

By: Don
Only got about 15" of growth this year. May be due to deer chewing on it in early spring before I fenced in the sapling.

By: Larry
The tree arrived and looks very good. Im following the instructions and have it in the shade after watering it. Just wanted to let you know that it arrived in very good shape. Thanks.

By: Don in Sulphur, LA
This tree arrived in great condition. Due to the hurricanes, and the loss of 25 trees on my property, my Autumn Blaze maple tree is a welcomed sight. Even though I am in zone 9, I think this tree will make it. I will keep you all posted.

By: Elizabeth
We bought an Autumn Blaze Maple in 2005 to put the our centre front yard.  It is a beautiful tree!  We have many people slow down or stop in our front to look at the awesome colour of this amazing tree!

By: Mark
Planted in the back yard. Tree is now about 5 foot tall. It is growing fast with limbs reaching a 4 foot spread and trunk about 3/4" diameter.

By: michelle morgan
i bought last fall and its growing very well.havent got to enjoy the full beauty yet but has lots of new growth n looking forward to see what shade of red it will be this fall.

By: Annette Birchmore
Ive had my Autumn Blaze maple lest than a year and it has done just wonderful it,s almost as tall as my house.thanks for my beautiful tree.

By: Julie Cunningham
I was very excited to get my tree. My husband and I followed the directions and planted it in our backyard, carefully choosing the right spot. We were careful in doing this correctly, it was a little pricey for the size and didn't want to mess it up. This tree seemed like it was going to be a beautiful tree. I am so sad, this tree lost every leaf it had from the day it was put into the ground. I check on it daily to see if anything has started to produce on the branches, and nothing. I had purchased 2 other trees at the same time, planted them the same way and according to the directions, they are doing well. But, the Autumn Blaze Maple was one I was looking forward to having in my yard. The pics are gorgeous, but I won't spend the money to get another one. We did everything correctly and babied it to get it off to a good start. Too bad.

By: Eric
We ordered 9 trees and they arrived promptly, although some were damaged due to be packed 2 to a box with one of them upside down. Even with the damage they are growing fine. However 1 of the 9 trees did not make it this year. Overall, I will be ordering more them soon. We need about 24 more of them.

By: Nancy in Elysburg , Pa.
I purchased the Autumn Blaze Maple tree this year. I love the vivid red color of the leaves in fall. It is definitely a welcomed addition to my yard.

By: Kathleen
So far, this tree is growing very nicely. We planted a maple for each of our two sons. It was a great family project. It is growing well and time will tell!!

By: Debora
We planted the tree last summer and it is doing great..it has grown about 4 inches in the past few months. It will take a few years for it to really look like a tree but it is extremely healthy.

By: Barbra Bundy
This is so pretty in the fall. People driving by stop to look at it. Beautiful tree for fall colors.

By: ggr1868
Though the maple trees are less than a year old and are quite small, they have come along in a healthy manner. ,We live on a farm with deer nearby so it was necessary to protect the trees within wire caging at this early stage from the nibblings of the four-legged population., If the Autumn Blaze Maple trees grow as advertised, even three more feet next year should make for a more significant display of their coloration. Plan on ordering more once we determine their placement.

By: Josh
I wasnt sure last fall when I purchased the tree that it was more than a stick but this spring it has really started growing. I can't wait until the fall to see the color change.

By: Kelly Curiel
This tree is doing very well.

By: Jeanne Nivard
We just bought this tree last summer so it has not had enough time to show us what it can do. It is still alive through this tepid winter we have had. Better to review this after it has been here for 3 years. That is how long it takes I have found for any kind of plant to establish itself.

By: Dean - Connecticut
Wow - These trees grow fast! About 3 feet high a year. Great product and company.

By: Karma
My tree arrived Friday, Sept 16 2011. Look good considering how far it traveled, leave were not damaged. Left it out side for 3-days in a sheltered area just like the instructions stated. Planted and staked it on the 19th. So excited! Hope to remember to post next year to let you know how the tree is doing : )

By: Cici, SW OK
I bought an Autumn Blaze in Spring, 2010, following a terrifically brutal ice storm in the Winter. It did well last summer, blazed gloriously last Fall, made it throught the Winter, and now, in the midst of the worst heat in decades, is thriving. It is amazing and we love it.

By: Lois, Villa Park, IL
I am so thrilled - my Autumn Blaze was delivered this am (ordered on Wed., arrived Sat. am) and is a beautiful little tree about 6 ft. I was surprised to see how many leaves were on the tree and how healthy it looks. Great job,'Fast growing Trees' !! Many thanks to you.

By: Caitlin Herndon
We purchased this tree about 2-3 years ago and it has at least tripled in height since we planted it. We have not had the bright red leaves we expected, but that could be attributed to dry conditions (its fall colors were better the year we had more rain). Overall it's a lovely tree that we truly enjoy.

By: Justin Leff
Hardy tree. Displayed nice 'blaze" coloring in spring and has been growing slowly but steadily in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

By: Jennifer
LOVE this tree. It has grown fast just like it's suppose to. I haven't had any problems with this tree and highly recommend it. I plan on planting another one!

By: Sharon Previti
I planted my tree in October, 2012. It was very small and the neighbors now tell me they didn't want to tell me that it would never grow. Now my neighbors are all coming up to me to ask me what kind of tree it is. It has grown 4 feet already and I believe it well at least be 5 feet taller by October. I thought 3 feet was fast but this little thing is gone crazy! Everyone in the neighborhood is keeping an eye out to see how it grows every day. I'm thrilled with fast growing trees and will be a loyal customer in years to come.l

By: Michael Culberson
Planted my 5 ft Autumn Blaze Maple in early June of 2013. It has already grown over 2 ft. Today is July 29 of 2013. I will keep you posted on a yearly basis. I planted one eight years ago and it was so pretty. Someone dug it up and stole it 3 years ago. I recommend this tree to anyone that loves beautiful shade trees. Hardy and fast growing.

By: kane
my 5-7' autumn blaze maple arrived nicely packaged and was still in good health when it arrived. However, it was tiny. It was barely 4' tall, and had only 6 leaves. Even if genetically superior to the trees sold at big box stores I could never justify paying this much for a tree this size again. I found one at a local store that was 12' tall and cost less than half of this tree. It took over month to receive my tree (which I expected), so I was anxious to get it planted and decided not to return it.

By: Jimmie in Ky
Had mine about a month, came by fed ex in great shape. I even named it-"Shady" its a growing

By: Jacyntheia Webb
We purchased our Autumn blaze in December 2012. We received it in great bare root condition with no foliage. It looked like a 3-4 foot stick with roots. It stayed that way til the end of March of this year. It started getting little buds on it. It is now April, 4 mos after planting and it has a bundle full of beautiful leaves and growing! Very happy with this little tree. I would love to be able to post before and after photos.

By: Joe
So far the tree is growing very nicely. Just what we ordered. Thank you.

By: Teresa
Our tree is in its third autumn. It is strong, healthy, and growing well, but it has never given us the beautiful color change that we expected.

By: J Lynn Shields
I was very pleased with your very impressive boxing-up. It's clear that you care about them arriving safely. Thumbs-up on your great delivery of a beautiful Autumn Blaze Maple tree! 10-12-12

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