Autumn Blaze Maples
Rich, Contrasting Reds

Think back to your favorite street. Maybe it was lined with large, mature shade trees, giving yards a beautiful and charming feel. Sunlight may have intertwined with their lush green canopies and large weaving branches. Red reds juxtaposed against the landscape…the dazzling hues of Autumn Blaze Maples.

Autumn Blaze Maples

Reasons to Plant Autumn Blaze Maples

  1. Autumn Blaze Maples
    Vibrancy in Fall
    Autumn Blaze Maples are a hybrid cross between the Silver Maple and Red Maple. Therefore, their best qualities are combined to create a tough, fast growing maple that’s full of benefits.
  1. Whether your soil is acidic, basic or anything in between, your Autumn Blaze Maples will adapt and thrive. They aren’t picky!
  1. In fact, Autumn Blaze Maples are so easygoing that they can tolerate both dry and wet soils. With a high level of drought tolerance and the ability to handle wet conditions, Autumn Blaze Maples can survive in almost any environment.
  1. Is it cold where you are? That’s fine, because Autumn Blaze Maples are recommended for growing zones 3 through 8. They can withstand freezing temperatures down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  1. The Autumn Blaze Maple was the winner of the 2003 and 2004 Urban Tree of the Year award, primarily for its tough, disease and insect resistant nature. Pests pose no threats to this maple.
  1. Autumn Blaze Maples grow up to 3 feet per year. This is an extremely fast growth rate for a maple tree, meaning you get all of the benefits of a mature tree faster.
  1. Autumn Blaze Maples are beautiful. They have tons of thick, green, lush leaves that glimmer in the sun all spring and summer long.
  1. In the fall, the abundant green leaves turn a shade of fiery red that attracts attention from all over. The show-stopping color is one of the brightest shades of fall red available.
  1. Their leaves aren’t only pretty, they are also rewarding. In the summer, the leaves create shaded areas to provide relief from the heat.
  1. In the colder months, the leaves drop and allow sunlight through the branches to warm your yard and home.
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    Vibrantly-Hued Leaves Wow
    Along with colorful leaves, Autumn Blaze Maples have samaras, which are winged pods. They are green with red edges, and as they spin through the air towards the ground, they look like miniature helicopters. They’re a delight to watch.
  1. The samaras are an excellent food source for birds and other small critters, making the Autumn Blaze Maple a must-have for those who enjoy wildlife.
  1. People want the homes with the best landscaping. Once an Autumn Blaze Maple is planted and beautifully takes off, property values skyrocket. The Autumn Blaze Maple is a sound investment, whether or not you sell your property.
  1. Autumn Blaze Maples
    An Impressive Show
    Breathe better. Autumn Blaze Maples will clean the air while they filter out carbon dioxide. Pollution particles are caught in the leaves, so you get to take in all the clean air.
  1. Trees in the landscape inspire creative thinking. Thick, jagged canopies break up the mundane cityscape to refresh minds and inspire ideas.

Care

Since Autumn Blaze Maples are extremely low-maintenance, they don’t need much TLC. However, we do have a few tips to help them flourish.

Bright Red Tones
Fiery Reds Delight

Plant your Autumn Blaze Maple in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. The more sunlight that these trees receive, the brighter fall colors they will have.

Autumn Blaze Maples will adapt to your natural soil, even if it is sandy or heavy in clay, as long as it drains well. However, these maples prefer soil that’s slightly acidic. Add organic matter like peat moss to your soil in order to increase its acidity.

Rainwater usually provides enough moisture for Autumn Blaze Maples, however, they will need supplemental water during times of drought.

Red Maple Leaves
Red Maple Leaves Wow

Even though Autumn Blaze Maples generally don’t need any fertilizer, you can give your trees a boost in the early spring and fall by fertilizing them with an all-natural, organic fertilizer that’s high in nitrogen, like formula 16-4-8, or 12-4-8. Don’t fertilize your trees until they have experienced a year of growth.