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  • Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree for Sale

    Autumn Blaze Red Maple Tree for Sale

    Autumn Blaze Maple - Summer Foliage

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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.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose


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:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

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

4.4 / 5.0
257 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 8 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
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
Great tree, I planted my Autumn Blaze Maple 11 years ago. It is huge and beautiful
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 7 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
Love the colors
Barry B on Aug 17, 2018
Reasonable price and fast growing
Robert M on Aug 13, 2018
Love the colors
Barry B on Aug 17, 2018
What better tree for a Minnesota climate.
Chris M on Aug 13, 2018
Reasonable price and fast growing
Robert M on Aug 13, 2018
it's fast growing and love the color
carolyn m on Aug 12, 2018
They are beautiful trees!!
Robert J on Aug 9, 2018
Need a fast growing shade tree in my back yard.
Chris C on Aug 8, 2018
Was looking for a fast growing shade tree. This one had some of the best qualities I was looking for.
Steve P on Aug 5, 2018
This is my third Autumn Blaze Red Maple tree. The other two are growing without any issues whatsoever. I can't wait until they turn on their red charm in the fall.
marla h on Aug 5, 2018
In front of my house I have no shade trees I need shade
Donna T on Aug 5, 2018
I have one already. It has beautiful colors in the fall and summer. Makes a great shade. has great leaf shape. My grandkids love it.
Kenneth on Aug 3, 2018
Because of the fall colors it produces
Eric L on Jul 30, 2018
I ‘m the color!
DUNG N on Jul 29, 2018
Love the bright red leaves and how it will look in our yard
Gina T on Jul 29, 2018
Most were fast growing trees . Some just for their beauty!
Patrice A on Jul 28, 2018
Good choice for the area and a fast growing tree. Will replace the silver maple that was just cut down.
Wolfspider on Jul 26, 2018
the brilliant color and rate of growth
Debbie S on Jul 25, 2018
Big canopy and color
Dinah H on Jul 23, 2018
Raymond K on Jul 21, 2018
Fast growing and color
Pal T on Jul 21, 2018
gorgeous tree that will build shade
Charles S on Jul 21, 2018
Color and size
Jeffrey H on Jul 21, 2018
I chose this tree for it being a taller, fast growing tree and has beautiful color!
Tamra w on Jul 19, 2018
Fast growing, beautiful color
Kathryn S on Jun 29, 2018
IBETH L on Jun 28, 2018
Love the colors in the fall***
Vernie S on Jun 25, 2018
I need some shade in the front yard
susan m on Jun 22, 2018
Love the colors
Cathy S on Jun 22, 2018
Fall colors
Jack H on Jun 19, 2018
Beautiful tree
Gary n on Jun 18, 2018
The color will be amazing for people to see in Colorado, not much red there.
Penny B on Jun 17, 2018
Because of the other reviews, I will respond once item has arrived.
Jaime Lynn V on Jun 14, 2018
Vibrant color and fast growth
Keff on May 28, 2018
color and for shade
David P on May 28, 2018
fast growing and great color
BARBARA M on May 26, 2018
It is a gorgeous tree! Excited to see its growth!
Charles B on May 24, 2018
John B on May 24, 2018
A lady I worked for had this tree in her back yard, and it was the most beautiful, gorgeous red color tree I had ever seen.
Elodia S on May 20, 2018
My wife likes it
Kenneth R on May 18, 2018
interesting and colorful
Beverly J on May 13, 2018
Like the way it looks with such bright color
Anthony S on May 13, 2018
I chose this tree due to its appearance
Patrick L on May 12, 2018
very good choices to pick from I was Impressed.
Bobby S on May 8, 2018
Great prices and grow super fast here in the high desert providing a full shade during the hot summer months.
Jim M on May 7, 2018
Because it looks beautiful, question how big are they when I receive them?
Trixie on May 7, 2018
Beautiful color
Guy S on May 6, 2018
Have enough trees that provide beauty in the spring. Needed something to brighten up the fall months.
Joe W on May 2, 2018
I have one but I want two together
Maria on May 1, 2018
Size and fall color, fast growing, shade density.
James E. B on Apr 29, 2018
Gorgeous fall color, fast growing
Debra A on Apr 28, 2018
We are planting four of these along our driveway (very long driveway). Looking forward to the pop of color!
Anne-Marie F on Apr 28, 2018
What better tree for a Minnesota climate.
Chris M on Aug 13, 2018
it's fast growing and love the color
carolyn m on Aug 12, 2018
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.
Is this a seedless tree?
K C on May 3, 2015
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: Yes overtime they can have surface roots, in 15-20 years.
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.
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.
how far apart to plant them?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At least 20 feet apart
How far apart should i plant parkway trees?
Robert H on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 15-20 feet away.
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.
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.
Are the leaves this red color year round?
Jennifer S on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Leaves are not red. Also, tree grew only a couple inches since planting. I planted it according to instructions but it hasn't changed much. Fall leaves wererust colored rather than red,
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
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.
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!!
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!
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.
Does the tree ship
branched or whip form? Does it ship bare root?
Wahib S on Sep 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Currently they are still being shipped in containers and will have some branches on them.
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!
Are they actual trees or twigs with roots?
Jason L on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine was a nice tree approx. 6ft. Took about a year to firmly root into ground. Grows very fast though.
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).
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. ??????
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.

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