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Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Blaze'


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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.

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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- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant

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.


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10-15 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Blaze'

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Learn why we stopped selling bare-root

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.

Autumn is a great time to plant maple trees. As cooler weather approaches they will drop their leaves, and focus completely on root growth. This allows them to get an excellent head start on growth for next year.

After a long hot and humid summer here, our leaves are tired and may be showing some spotting and signs of stress. This is simply a cosmetic concern, and will not affect the overall health of the trees. The old leaves will fall soon, and the new growth in spring will be fresh and new.

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Customer 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
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
Wow - These trees grow fast! About 3 feet high a year. Great product and company.
January 1, 2013

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.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
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
Beautiful color and I'm excited to get it in the ground can't wait to see the red color hope it goes as fast as they say it does
Connie B on Apr 28, 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
Beautiful color and I'm excited to get it in the ground can't wait to see the red color hope it goes as fast as they say it does
Connie B on Apr 28, 2017
quick growing colorful placed in side yard
Bill W on Apr 28, 2017
Description sounds like exactly what we need to make our yard beautiful!
Brenda C on Apr 27, 2017
great color fast growing
DAVID L H on Apr 27, 2017
Bright color and height
Karen S on Apr 26, 2017
cause its pretty, and should grow fast
jkaechler on Mar 21, 2017
Fast growing and drought tolerant
Andrew F. L on Mar 20, 2017
I thought the color of the tree is just what I want and I like the fact it was developed for along streets.
Ellen D on Mar 14, 2017
I bought the Autumn blaze because it looks like a nice tree it has a good shape and because it will grow fast
donald p on Mar 13, 2017
Raymond L on Mar 10, 2017
Wow!!! If you like color get them while they last!!
Gary U on Mar 7, 2017
love red maples
Judy L on Mar 5, 2017
We chose this for its hardiness, unique color and shade, it will be the first in my neighborhood of its kind and color.
KIM N on Mar 4, 2017
I purchased an Autumn Blaze Red Maple from Pam's about 2 years ago. The first year it grew approximately a foot in height. The second year it really exploded! This tree grew over 2 feet more in the second year and spread out tremendously! Didn't have the vibrant colors the first two years but I'm hoping with the additional size to be really impressed this year! Have decided I need another one in my back yard!
John S on Mar 2, 2017
fall foliage
David B on Mar 2, 2017
Love the deep red color.
Fred F on Mar 1, 2017
This tree is for the front of my property. I wanted something that was tall and fast growing to shade the house.
Kathleen T on Feb 27, 2017
I like the Autumn color and so far it is alive but cant say it is thriving.
VANCE C on Feb 24, 2017
Beautiful fast growing
NELDINE P on Feb 23, 2017
Great picture- hope mine turns out like the picture
John L on Feb 17, 2017
Fast growing and beautiful colors.
Rick S on Feb 15, 2017
Color and excellent reviews.
Keven W on Feb 14, 2017
beautiful color, replacing trees with emerald ash borer
dennis j on Feb 14, 2017
Number one it is a beautiful tree. The front of my house needs sun relief in the summer, but I wanted a tree that defoliates in the winter for the radiant heat in my house during the winter.
Marcia M on Feb 13, 2017
wanted color
Nancy N on Feb 9, 2017
Beauty and growth.
Vivian C on Feb 8, 2017
I chose the autumn blaze maple because I love the fall colors and need some big trees around my house soon, I am looking forward to their fast growth.
Cameron B on Feb 8, 2017
Love the vibrant color and will compliment my other tree colors in the fall.
Dave K on Feb 6, 2017
We purchased two maple trees a few weeks ago, we were so pleased with the service we received from "Pam" and Fast Growing Tree Nursery and the quality of the trees that we will only buy any future plants from Fast Growing Tree Nursery.
Jesse M on Jan 28, 2017
I wanted a tree that would get noticed and the bright red color looks like a perfect addition for my yard.
Ellaine E on Jan 25, 2017
Was looking for a maple tree to brighten my front yard and I love the colouring of this tree.
Lisbeth Siw L on Jan 23, 2017
They are beautiful!
Renee M on Jan 19, 2017
The fast growing of a shade tree, and the blazing red fall color!
Salena B on Jan 16, 2017
color and view
Scott K on Jan 15, 2017
Last summer we put in a large pond and wanted to pick shade trees to place around it. We ended up picking the Autumn Blaze Red Maple for its year round appeal and its fast growth rate. We will really love the fall color!
Carol G on Jan 14, 2017
The reason I chose this trees is for it's colour. It's for the front corner of our walkway. Adding color in levels can be hard, this tree seems to have it all. I can't wait to watch it grown. The shape is perfect, and the height will be great for my subdivision and HOA.
Robbie T on Jan 14, 2017
I loved the assortment and variety of trees .
I am not able to find Autumn Blaze Red Maple treea , to buy in my city.
Mike F G on Jan 4, 2017
Our tree arrived in great shape. We're excited to see how much it grows next year!
Amy M on Dec 29, 2016
I choose this tree because it is beautiful and quite hardy, can hardly wait to see it mature and dazzle for years to come.
Linda S on Dec 20, 2016
I love the beautiful red color of the tree!!!!
Cheryl J on Dec 7, 2016
Add color to the property
Brian H on Nov 27, 2016
fall color
Michael S on Nov 23, 2016
STEVE B on Nov 22, 2016
I want a gorgeous tree in my yard. This is the reason why I bought the Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree and other stuff that goes with it to make sure it has a good start.
Nancy B on Nov 20, 2016
Love the fall color and the fast growing of this tree
Allen L on Nov 20, 2016
It's Beautiful
Jake R on Nov 16, 2016
It is eye catching. Show stopping. My home is the corner and the entry way into the circle roundabout. And will be a dramatic statement for our home and neighborhood. Plus my favorite color. Can't wait !!!
Michelle E on Nov 11, 2016
We were in Missouri, and saw these beautiful trees. My mom was joking and said she would like a full grown one for Christmas. I decided to surprise her with the biggest one I could find. (:
Sandra L on Nov 7, 2016
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
quick growing colorful placed in side yard
Bill W on Apr 28, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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: This is typical of the maples I've grown. Continually prune off all of the lowest buds and branches. And you will see crown grow. Basically you have to train the maple to concentrate on the crown not the trunk. Six years later I have a maple that still tries to grow ground branches. I just snipped them off and the crown continues to grow.
Hope this help.
I live in Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9). Will this tree survive in this zone?
Robin P on Jun 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 3-8.
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
BEST ANSWER: I'm about 65 miles west of Chicago. I planted mine in the spring. It did average the first year, but this year it has really taken off. Mine was only 5' when I planted it, I'd say it's close to 15' now and just beautiful. This year I did trim the lower branches off and I also staked it when I planted it. Our winters are pretty rough here. I'd say if you get it in the ground now through early fall and water regularly it should make it through the winter. Best of luck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What kind of roots does this tree have? Are they 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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is this a seedless tree?
K C on May 3, 2015
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!
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.
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!
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 you plant this tree in the summer of Miami?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
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.
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.
How far apart should i plant parkway trees?
Robert H on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 15-20 feet away.
Maria H on Jan 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I live in Chicago so our climate are certainly similar. I planted mine in September, in 2013. It's growing really well and is very healthy.
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.
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.
Will this tree be alright for Clearwater Florida? I'm so tired of all the Oak Trees. I would love a Flame Maple.
Anthony C on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 3-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Live in Texas?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Houston.. which is sort of Texas (but not really)...

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