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Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Blaze'

$119.95 (25% Off)
+$7.00 Oversized Fee

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-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 Rocket™ 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
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

30-40 ft.


Full Sun


10-15 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Blaze'

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

Municipalities Demand this Tree and so should you!

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.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
165 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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
over 7 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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
Great tree, I planted my Autumn Blaze Maple 11 years ago. It is huge and beautiful
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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..
January 1, 2013
Wow - These trees grow fast! About 3 feet high a year. Great product and company.
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago

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 balanced fertilizer, we recommend 10-10-10
Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I wanted a nice fast growing shade tree for my back yard and this tree looks so beautiful.
Marla A on Dec 29, 2017
I love maple trees that are so colorful and provide shade. Nothing quite like sitting under a beautiful maple tree on a hot afternoon sipping on a cold ice tea.
Rudy M on Dec 25, 2017
I wanted a nice fast growing shade tree for my back yard and this tree looks so beautiful.
Marla A on Dec 29, 2017
This tree appears to be a perfect blend of hardiness, superb growth and outstanding color (throughout the growing season). I love Maples with vibrant fall color and this Autumn Blaze variety certainly appears to fit the bill. I hope it lives up to its hype - I will then be a very happy camper!
David B on Dec 28, 2017
I love maple trees that are so colorful and provide shade. Nothing quite like sitting under a beautiful maple tree on a hot afternoon sipping on a cold ice tea.
Rudy M on Dec 25, 2017
Love the red leaves. Also my daughter liked it..
julia s on Dec 15, 2017
I wanted a beautiful tree with vibrant fall colors for my front yard.
Bernita F on Dec 15, 2017
Looked like an awesome way to find the Texas Tree that I wanted to send one of my sons in his new home by Austin!
Deborah B on Dec 13, 2017
I chose this tree because it is fast growing, beautiful in both summer and fall, and is easy to care for
Cindy L on Dec 9, 2017
Jason R on Dec 2, 2017
I like maple trees
Samantha L on Dec 1, 2017
My Dad loves to see the color change in the leaves.
David M on Nov 30, 2017
I choose the Autumn Blaze for its vibrant color!
Christena K on Nov 26, 2017
BALAJI P on Nov 26, 2017
for its majestic color in fall. However, its is still adjusting to the new home. It has not grown any taller at all.
kent l on Nov 20, 2017
want diversify fall foliage
Michel D on Nov 19, 2017
I chose this tree because if it's beautiful red color in the fall.
Maryann C on Nov 13, 2017
for daughters home. she needs shade for her home and we hope this is truly quick growing.
Cliff E. M on Nov 10, 2017
My mom has this tree in her front yard, she planted it 20 years ago and it is absolutely breath takinng. It is home to me. Time to make my house home and breath taking after living here 10 years.
Sara R on Nov 10, 2017
To add color to my front and back yards.
Jay E on Nov 6, 2017
I was looking for a fast growing, eye popping tree that will provide beauty and shade when fully grown and that is drough resistant.
Marilyn C on Nov 5, 2017
Lovely color
Donna S on Nov 5, 2017
Want more a broader fall color palette than our current silver maple provides.
Patrick V on Nov 4, 2017
S M B on Nov 3, 2017
the red color....already have an autumn blaze, but it is yellow/orange...not red!
Mary H on Nov 2, 2017
We were looking for the fall color show and easy care the rest of the year. This tree seems to fit the bill.
S. Kent B on Nov 2, 2017
Looks like it has vibrant color in the picture.
Norma N on Nov 1, 2017
Fall color
Brian H on Oct 31, 2017
The tree- autumn color. The seller- in part because they take PayPal.
Kenneth J on Oct 31, 2017
Looking for a rapid growing tree to replace a mature one lost during hurricane Irma
Delcia C on Oct 31, 2017
Trying to add that brilliant fall colored Maple Tree to my backyard. I see them all throughout my neighborhood but only have trees with a deeper darker red hue in the fall. Want a tree with more vivid color.
Barbara D on Oct 30, 2017
Beautiful Blaze Red Color in the fall.
PAUL W on Oct 29, 2017
Can't wait to see what these trees do next year! Hope in years to come to provide shade to some of the house and yard!
Paula S on Oct 29, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
Fast growing and able to plant near drain field.... with the additional benefit of being beautiful
Vickie D on Oct 28, 2017
Fast growing, hardy, showy and a shade tree! We want shade at our pond so these will grow quickly and provide that.
vickie d on Oct 27, 2017
Fast shade, fall color
Trish W on Oct 26, 2017
stephen g on Oct 25, 2017
Loved the vibrant red leaves.
David K on Oct 24, 2017
Kenny O on Oct 24, 2017
Beautiful color and fast growing
Sharol K on Oct 24, 2017
My first year anniversary is on the 31st of October and this year is paper. I thought it would be a great way to start off and celebrate the many more years to come. We can watch it grow in our first home and hopefully become something we will come to nurture and appreciate as we commemorate our marriage. This tree is stunning and provides infinite beauty; this tree stands out and is formidable.
LAUREN F on Oct 23, 2017
Hat my daughter wanted
matt k on Oct 23, 2017
Beauty of the leaves
kimberly p on Oct 22, 2017
love the color
Harold H on Oct 22, 2017
I was looking for a fast-growing shade tree for a large back yard. The stunning colors of the Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree caught my eye and the decision was easy. I am purchasing 3 which I believe will create a beautiful landscape attraction.
Pamela J on Oct 22, 2017
Beautiful red leaves!
Shana B on Oct 22, 2017
Upon buying a new house I wanted to plant a tree I can watch grow over time, this tree will be a beautiful addition to my property.
Clayton C on Oct 21, 2017
PHYLLIS W on Oct 20, 2017
feedback reviews
Jason L on Oct 18, 2017
because of the color which unfortunately has never happened. It stays green and then drops. Never have seen any red from this tree.
jill h on Apr 30, 2017
I wanted a fast-growing shade tree that has gorgeous color... this fills the bill! Can't wait to get them and put them in the ground!
Frances R on Apr 29, 2017
This tree appears to be a perfect blend of hardiness, superb growth and outstanding color (throughout the growing season). I love Maples with vibrant fall color and this Autumn Blaze variety certainly appears to fit the bill. I hope it lives up to its hype - I will then be a very happy camper!
David B on Dec 28, 2017
Love the red leaves. Also my daughter liked it..
julia s on Dec 15, 2017
What is the growth rate of the Autumn Blaze Maple?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mine grew about two feet in the first year. (Last year.) We'll see how it does this year now that it's established.
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.
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.
Is this a seedless tree?
K C on May 3, 2015
I live in southeastern colorado the pH in the soil is low how does this tree handle low pH?
Tim T on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Autumn Blaze Red Maple is adaptable to all soil conditions.
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.
Will the roots come out of the ground like most maples? I know most silver maples do.
merril w on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My trees are only 2+ years old but show no signs of any roots coming out of the ground. However, I do have a pipe driven into the ground right next to each tree. The pipe extends about 2 feet into the ground and I use it to water the roots about 3 times a week plus fertilize them. So far it seems to be working great as the trees are over 10 feet tall with beautiful canopies. Note==the pipes have caps on them so insects cannot get at the roots.
How far apart should i plant parkway trees?
Robert H on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 15-20 feet away.
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.
What time of the year is the best to plant this tree?
Cathy on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Early spring. It needs enough time to establish good roots before winter comes. Beautiful tree when it grows up.
Where are your trees grown?
Bernie M on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Our nursery is located in South Carolina.
What color is this tree in spring and summer?
Marcie C on Jul 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is green, but the ends that keep growing have a bit of the autumn blaze in them. Our tree is 3-4 times the size as when we bought it 2 1/2 years ago. However, withthe high winds we have had recently we have lost a few limbs. We still have it braced.
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.
Which is the best climate for this tree to grow in? I live Houston Texas
Larry S on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in Enid, Oklahoma. Planted this tree in Sept of 2014. It was just about a 4 ft stick with a couple of leaves on top. 2 yrs later and it is 7-8 ft tall and full of leaves! Even had a bird build a nest in it this past Spring! Can't wait til the fall and great colors. It has been thriving during our hot hot summers!
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
I planted two autumn blaze maples in late April. One is growing nicely (large green leaves and branches developing for several weeks now). The other is not doing as well - it still has green leaves (but much smaller) and some branch growth, but nothing like the other one. Any suggestions?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If it's only been in the ground a couple months, it's probably too early to decide. I planted mine last spring and it only went from 3ft to 5ft by the fall. I made sure to properly water and fertilize, and I used elemental sulfur amendment (my soil is very clay rich and damp and the Maple's love slightly acidic soil, so I made an adjustment for it). Anyway.. it grew pretty slow the first year. This summer is completely different as it went from 5ft to over 15ft (and still tipped by new growth) in just this spring... I'm assuming it took some time for the roots to get set, which may be whats happening to your trees. Have some more patience, and good luck (and I hope you gave them enough room for large trees - which may happen sooner than you can imagine).
JAY JAY on Jun 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is green until the fall when it turns a beautiful red. It is a pretty tree that maintains a nice, even form & grows rapidly. I have 2 of them in my yard & I am vwry pleased with them. I neglected the one I received from here before planting it. I just decided to go ahead & plant it anyway & it's done beautifully!!
do the roots grow above ground?
debbie m on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No; this maple tree is a hardy maple with the root system below ground. I have a soft silver maple in my front yard I would love to replace because the roots are above ground. Unfortunately it is my primary shade for the front of my house so I will replace it when I really have to.
Just recieved my autumn blaze!! So excited but it's sept 1 St and very hot here in Mississippi !! Should I keep my baby in my 71degree home or go ahead and put this baby in the ground ? Thank you! Please Help!!
Sherry on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is tough time of the year to plant new trees, here in the south. I assume this plant is in a container. Any radical change in environment will be tough on the tree. The tree has probably been raised outside at nursery. I would suggest placing container in a partially shaded area outdoors and making sure it has adequate water. You should be able to plant the tree in a couple of weeks in full sun after the weather has cooled off some. Be sure and mulch around tree and keep watered if you do not get rain. In the future order plants to be delivered between October and Feb. Then you can plant right away with no problem. Hope this helps.
Can this be planted near other trees?
Denise O on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we planted ours near oaks, pines and Japanese maples. The autumn blaze trees are absolutely beautiful trees and grow very quickly. When you receive the bare root trees they look pretty sparse but believe you me, they grow the next year fabulously. ??????
Can you grow an Autumn Blaze in Sacramento California areaWhat zone is Sacramento California in what zone is Sacramento California in?
doug q on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 3-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
When is the best time to plant this tree?
Emily B on Jun 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Most say early autumn, I planted mine the first part of July and it is doing very well, hope this helps. Brenda
I have been told by a nursery employee that red maple are hard to grow?
Alvin A on Sep 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Ours has grown about 1 foot taller over the last year. No issues with the tree, we used mushroom mulch when We planted it and watered it at least every other day for the first 2 months. The tree survived one of the worst winters the north east has had in along time.
what season can i plant autumn blaze maple?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted my autumn blaze maple in November 2012. When I received my tree it was about 5' it is now double the size. I love this tree and can't wait to see the leave turn red.
are they a strong tree?
Larry A on Jul 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mine are relatively young but if this past winter didn't kill them (though the dear had fun nipping at the leaves) nothing will. Today they are still growing.
is this tree strong?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These tree's are very slow growing and do not tolerate the desert heat. I have full sunlight which they are suppose to require. They are not very drought tolerant as they claim and only will go a couple of days before they are wilting down. I do not have much good to say for them at this point.
Does the autumn blaze red maple have a white trunk?
Mary Jane B on Oct 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's more of light grayish tan. My tree is only 2 years old and I don't know what will happen to the trunk color as it gets older/bigger.
I bought a red blaze maple tree and comes green! When does it change to red?
Jesse on Aug 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In the fall as the weather cools and days shorten, it starts to change color and becomes brighter. It changes the same time as other maples. Enjoy!
How far from an asphalt driveway should this tree be planted and can I plant it in August with frequent watering?
Mike K on Jul 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: How Close Should I Plant a Tree from a Driveway?
In general, the taller the tree, the further away from the driveway it should be planted. Small trees that won't grow more than 30 feet tall can be planted as close as 3 feet from the pavement. Medium-size trees that grow to a maximum average height of around 50 feet should be located at least 6 feet from the driveway. Trees taller than 50 feet might not even fit into the average home yard, but if they are an option, they should be planted no closer than 8 feet from the driveway.
I live in Los Angeles county, will this beautiful Autumn Blaze Maple tree survive my climate?
Arthur I on Oct 17, 2016
I am i Pittsburgh, PA...we have some harsh winter weather here. The tree has been planted for its second summer now. It has tripled its humble beginnings as a 3' stick!!!! It is thriving here. The tree is right now changing to the red color. I am more than happy with the tree and the supplier.

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