The Autumn Blaze Red Maple, Acer fremanii,
'Autumn Blaze', is an extremely fast-growing maple with brilliant red
fall color. This tree has 3 qualities people are looking for in a modern
day hybrid maple tree, "Fast Growth" - "Excellent fall color" and widely
adaptable soil tolerance, while it prefers a good rich loam soil as does
any maple it will grow will in less then ideal soils such as clay and
Fast Growing - Under ideal conditions it
will grow 3ft or more per year.
The Autumn Blaze Red
Maple is tolerant of clay soils and drought
type conditions. The The Autumn Blaze Red Maple is a deciduous tree and
develops a dense oval head with strong branching which makes it a
popular shade tree as well as an ornamental tree.
Autumn Blaze Red Maple trees were developed in North Central Ohio. This
tree will grow in a wide range of climates from Zones 4:
-30 Degrees °F
to Zones 8:
+10 Degrees °F. Landscapers and home owners use this popular tree in many
See complete Maple Growing Zone info here
Where to plant: Plant this tree any where in your yard but
keep it away from structures as it will get large, Do not plant it 3 ft
from your house or 2 ft away from a fence.
It is not recommended to
plant most maples close to your drive way as they can suffer from
aphids. Aphids produce honeydew, a sticky substance that will get on
your car if parked under the maple tree. Honeydew is harmless but a
nuisance. Avoid it by "Planting Smart" when you plant your
Autumn Blaze Red Maple.