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    Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree for Sale


Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree

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-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit 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 Root Rocketâ„¢ 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. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

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. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 3-8

Growing Zones 3-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 3-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

30-40 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Blaze'

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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

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
108 Reviews
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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
December 31, 2012
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.
December 31, 2012
over 6 years ago
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
December 31, 2012
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
December 31, 2012
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
December 31, 2012
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.
December 31, 2012
over 5 years ago
Great tree, I planted my Autumn Blaze Maple 11 years ago. It is huge and beautiful
December 31, 2012
Wow - These trees grow fast! About 3 feet high a year. Great product and company.
December 31, 2012
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..
December 31, 2012
Love this tree! I planted a 3ft tree last spring (2013). It looked healthy but only grew to 5ft by fall, but in it's second year in the ground, it has grown to over 15ft tall in only a couple months, and is still tipped with new growth. This tree is growing in damp, clay rich soils, and is too far south for it's recommended habitat (in Houston, TX), but it loves it. I amended the soil with sulfur to make it more acidity, watered it heavily, fertilized it, and have twice treated it with imidacloprid (so no bugs). Thankfully, I planted it with enough room for the full size tree to clear my house.. which it's on track to
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree

Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree Planting Diretions Your Autumn Blaze Maple will thrive in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Place it in an open area that provides enough room for it to grow. Autumn Blaze Maple Trees can get 30 - 40 feet wide and 40 to 50 feet tall.

Autumn Blaze Maples prefer acidic soil, but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Your tree will not need any extra water unless you're experiencing drought like conditions. Resist the urge to over water your Autumn Blaze maple and mimic your natural environment.

In the early Spring and Fall fertilize your Autumn Blaze Maple with a fertilizer that's high in nitrogen. Fertilizers that start with high numbers like "16-4-8," or "12-4-8," are high in nitrogen and will be best for your tree in order to provide you with new growth and beautiful red foliage every Fall.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Fast growing and bright red will stand out in fall
Eric K on Apr 22, 2016
Fast growing shade tree that is very hardy and healthy. We purchased two others for our front yard and they are doing so well we wanted another for the back yard.
Pamela G on Apr 18, 2016
Fast growing and bright red will stand out in fall
Eric K on Apr 22, 2016
Fall is my favorite time of the year because of all the colors and this tree really shows that. I love its color.
Nancy T on Apr 19, 2016
Fast growing shade tree that is very hardy and healthy. We purchased two others for our front yard and they are doing so well we wanted another for the back yard.
Pamela G on Apr 18, 2016
Rick L on Apr 16, 2016
It's beautiful
Jeremy A on Apr 15, 2016
the beauty of the plant
dotty on Apr 10, 2016
I chose this tree because of its hardiness, fall colors, and for the shade it will produce a it matures. I plan to add this as an accent tree to the front of our property. Looking forward to many years of viewing enjoyment.
Nicholes V on Apr 8, 2016
Love the vibrant fall colors.
James P on Apr 8, 2016
It looked like a beautiful tree that reminded me of my deceased daughter
Clay N on Apr 7, 2016
Love the color
ines w on Apr 6, 2016
Reminds me of my youth
Elaine W on Apr 6, 2016
Grows fast and hast a beautiful light green color in spring but if you live in hot zone it would not turn red during fall unless there is next to a shade building to keep it cool enough
Emir M on Apr 5, 2016
The lively color!
Sarah J on Apr 4, 2016
Say response as above.
Ronald B on Apr 4, 2016
It looks to be a hardy tree that is vibrant in color.
chris s on Apr 4, 2016
My yard needs some color out side of the usual oak trees! Excited for this addition!
ASHLEY M on Apr 3, 2016
great color and fast growing
vicente g on Apr 2, 2016
fall colors
Daniel F on Apr 2, 2016
Need a nice zone 3
Nancy H on Mar 31, 2016
Look at the picture. Absolutely beautiful. Enough said.
Brian W on Mar 31, 2016
Need something fast growing for my empty backyard. Also wanted a tree with bold fall color!
Cornelia M on Mar 31, 2016
I want a beautiful fast growing shade tree.
Ruth S on Mar 30, 2016
looks as well as privacy
Joseph S on Mar 28, 2016
Stephanie S on Mar 27, 2016
I love the fast growth & the color the leaves give out.
John K on Mar 26, 2016
looking for large fast growing shade trees for our dog and goat areas
nina r on Mar 22, 2016
I just think the color is amazing!!
Wendy R on Mar 21, 2016
Pretty looking
Jerry S on Mar 20, 2016
need to replace a tree we lost ,love the color
george c on Mar 20, 2016
Need to fill a space for privacy. A punctuation of color fills the bill.
Mary M on Mar 20, 2016
this beautiful tree speaks for itself!!
Scott H on Mar 15, 2016
I bought 2 to replaced 2 flowering pear trees that disintegrated during heavy snow. These grow fast and the foliage is a sight to see. Once they got their feet(after a year in the ground they shot to 15-20 feet). If I had more area to plant more I would have bought more. I'm very happy.
Randall R on Mar 13, 2016
No seed pods!! So excited!
Stacey T on Mar 13, 2016
Brighten up the yard with color. I favor Maple trees.
Amy F on Mar 9, 2016
The colors on this tree are so vibrant I had to add it to my yard.
James K on Mar 8, 2016
I have seen these trees in the fall and they are beautiful.
Warren Y on Mar 7, 2016
Be cuz it's my favorite color
RENE R on Mar 6, 2016
The front of our house faces southwest so the afternoon sun is brutal especially in the Spring and Summer. Hoping this tree will grow quickly to give us the shade we need.
Patricia S on Mar 2, 2016
Fall color.
Susan P on Mar 1, 2016
Fast growing and beautiful. Also, its for a boulevard, and the city approved it. I lost 4 trees in the last 3 years and I am extremely excited about planting new ones this spring! I ordered 4 trees and 2 are ones I have always wanted. I chose this site because of the customer reviews and the shipping procedures. Single Mom, so this is a really big deal for me!! I have high hopes...
Carol K on Feb 26, 2016
The reviews sold me this variety of maple tree. Looking forward to healthy trees. This is a trial if I do good with them as I need more for our property
Maria T on Feb 25, 2016
For color
Joseph K on Feb 24, 2016
I picked this tree based on the fact that I wished to have a maple tree with red fall foliage.
Anthony L on Feb 24, 2016
Color. Hope it grows as pretty as the picture
Kathy H on Feb 23, 2016
Curb appeal, colors, and it's different!
Charissa R on Feb 20, 2016
suited our needs
James M on Feb 18, 2016
I love fall color! It's hardy enough, without being too tall and heavy. Perfect for my small city yard.
Autumn B on Feb 16, 2016
Fast growing, colorful,full sun good for Ok.
john k on Feb 9, 2016
Lewis W on Feb 6, 2016
Quality for zone, color and shade
James B on Jan 30, 2016
Fall is my favorite time of the year because of all the colors and this tree really shows that. I love its color.
Nancy T on Apr 19, 2016
Rick L on Apr 16, 2016
Can I order a larger size of Autumn Blaze maple than the 5-6' size on the website?
Jayme on Sep 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Normally 5-6 foot is the biggest that we carry.
1. How far away from the house should I plant this tree? 2. I would like to purchase the largest tree available. Help? (and thank you)
Buster G on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant this tree 15-20 ft from your house. The largest size we have available is 5-6 ft.
how quickly does the Autumn Blaze Maple need to be planted in the ground upon its arrival?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I recieved mine on a Wednesday and planted it on the following Saturday. Fast Trees said that would be fine. I did water it once between those days.
We bought and planted one of your Autumn Blaze trees less than a year ago. The very bottom of the tree is sprouting new leaves, but the top has not produced new buds or leaves. Can you tell me how to correct this ? I would assume since the very bottom by the ground has leaves, that the tree is still alive ? Please advise. Thank you. C Witt.
Christine W on Jun 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Remarkably I have seen this effect in many bushes as well some small trees. It appears that the plants are struggling with either lack of moisture and/or clear sunlight.. so the "top level" branches remain in suspension. The good news though is that some trees will grown upward from the "working branches" that have leaves. It is VERY important not to TOP the tree by removing the inactive upper branches. It looks odd for a while but the tree will correct any imbalance over the next growing years. Good Luck!
I live in Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9). Will this tree survive in this zone?
Robin P on Jun 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm in St Augustine. Slow growth, but survived winter quite well.
I purchased 2 Autumn Blaze Maple trees 5 years ago and they have yet to adapt to their environment. I get nice spring growth but then in July the leaves brown, roll up and fall off. Leaving bare trees until growth starts again in Feb. Do I have a virus in the tree or can they just not grow in Coastal San Diego? Thank you for your reply.
Matt V on Oct 29, 2014
when do you plant zone 7?
sherry r on Jan 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Fall is a good planting time
What is the growth rate of the Autumn Blaze Maple?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Pretty fast, after a year to establish itself then it will be about 12 inches per year
how far apart to plant them?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At least 15 feet from any other tree. Ours are doing quite well, thank you.
does the root system grow on top of ground?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not if properly planted. I planted it slightly below surface level @4" as per the directions and also slightly added more soil on top to mound & bowl the area around and mulch on top. If you plant right at surface level the bigger roots will eventually show as tree grows up.
If I order this tree now can I keep it out of the ground until the spring? We live in the northwest corner of Washington state.
robert z on Nov 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can keep it in the pot until your ready to plant.
Hello! I am loving the 'Autumn Blaze". I am looking for something very fast growing with beautiful Fall leaves,, but I was hoping to find one larger than the 3-4' as you listed. Is this possible? Thank you.
Cindy on Jun 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We generally carry larger sizes of the Autumn Blaze Maple Tree, but they're currently on back order. We should have them by the fall.
Does part of the root system grow on top of the ground? What is the latest and earliest times of the year I can plant this tree in Maryland?
Rob G on Nov 14, 2014
JEANELLE N on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hello! I found every 5 days with a real root-soaking (not yard sprinkler misting) does the trick!~ The tree roots in the ground are equal to the width of the tree canopy (branches length) so stick in that zone, but leave the few feet around the trunk dry. Even in the gray of murky New England I have seen this tree prosper! All the Best.
will this tree survive in southern texas ?
william h on Jan 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 3-8. Clink on the link to lookup what growing zone your in. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Does The Autumn Blaze Maple live in middle-east weather? ( Amman Jordan)
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No...this is from the middle east! Not New Jersey! Amman is in Jordan! The country of Jordan! Errrrr!
Is this a seedless tree?
K C on May 3, 2015
Can this tree take alot of water?
Kassi P on Mar 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: YES. we have had 17" of rain this month (A record for OKC). Tree is doing fine even though ground has been completely saturated for almost a month.
I am replacing a tree that blew down this winter. We were unable to get all the of exsisting stump, but there is a little over a ft from the old trunk to the top of the soil. Is that enough to plant this tree?
Carol S on Apr 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I moved mine over 5' from where the old Bradford Pear was planted. Didn't want to fight digging through roots.
Red maple leaves can be toxic to horses. Is that trait present in this hybrid?
Eric S on Sep 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No need to worry if you plant them around your home with your other plants and trees you love and try to protect. I would not think anyone would graze pasture animals that near their front door or porch so all should be safe.
Can I plant this tree in late october or early november?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. A great time to plant is shortly after the leaves have fallen and the tree has gone into dormancy for the winter.
when should you plant the autumn blaze maple, in the fall or spring ?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Northern Illinois and always try to plant my trees in late fall (usually late October, early November). It does not seem to stress them as much as if you plant in Spring and then have a really hot, dry summer. Beautiful tree though. Good Luck!
What kind of roots does this tree have? Are they deep....do they spread out.....are the invasive?
Karan K on Jul 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If planted properly (according to the directions) the roots are not seen and are typical of canopy trees. Grow out as far as the branches...
best time of year for planting ??
vic b on Jun 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine in the early fall. It made it fine over the winter, which was very cold for my location. It is growing very fast and I anticipate it will be large enough to be beautiful this fall.
Live in Texas?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Houston.. which is sort of Texas (but not really)...
Lo 1 year ago we planted two Autumn Blaze Maples. Here it is October 5 and the trees are still green. When do they change colors?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They will change. Just depends on your climate and soil chemistry.
it sometimes gets 15 below zero here. will this tree survive this?
rebecca w on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Mine have survived 30+ below zero.
Maria H on Jan 15, 2015
Are the leaves this red color year round?
Jennifer S on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No they are not. They are just gorgeous in the Fall. Right now my tree is leafing out and the leaves are kind of a burnt orange color of green. The red comes in the Fall though. The maple leaves are very pretty.
How many feet does it grow in a year?
Kelly B on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My Autumn Blaze tree grew almost 3 feet in the 1st year. I do have mulch around the tree and put 1 gallon of water on it from sprinkling can to keep the mulch saturated. I also sprinkle Miracle Grow on it about every 2 to 4 weeks during the summer months of Chicago. The tree really started getting thicker and sprouting more branches by last summer's end. I have to admit that I was a little skeptical when I read how fast the trees grow, but I figured I would give it a try. I am very pleased with the results.

James Gibellin

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