Autumn Blaze

Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'

Acer x freemanii (Autumn Blaze) - full view

Full view

Acer x freemanii (Autumn Blaze) - leaves

Foliage detail

Acer x freemanii (Autumn Blaze) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: 40-60'; Spread: 20-40'

  • Growth:

    Fast

  • Character:

    Deciduous; Dense oval, upright crown.

  • Foliage:

    Deep green palmate leaves with 3 lobes, 2-4"; Fall color orange-red. Leaves persist longer than other maples.

  • Flower:

    Small, red flowers in clusters; early spring.

  • Fruit:

    1-2" long, yellow to brown, paired samaras.

  • Bark:

    Smooth; light gray when young, darkening with age.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate/High. Early pruning necessary to achieve desired shape. Pruning less necessary after tree matures.

  • Tolerance:

    Tolerates some shade, low water, and any soil, but does not tolerate wind.

  • Special Considerations:

    Chlorosis develops in high pH soil. Recommended for areas larger than sidewalk.

  • Notable Traits:

    Hybrid cultivar; very popular in US, Australia, and New Zealand. More tolerant of short drought than other maples, but should be regularly watered. Fall color lasts longer than that of other maples.