Autumn Blaze Maple #7

SKU: 18699 Category:

$149.99

Botanical Name: Acer X Freemanii 'Jeffersred'

Cultivar: Jeffersred

A popular hybrid of the silver and red maples combining the best attributes of both, stunning fall colors, excellent habit of growth, tolerant of conditions, fast growing, an excellent alternative for locations where a red maple may not grow

Plant Categories: Tree, Ornamental Tree, Shade Tree, Deciduous Tree


Water Requirements
Average, Moist, Wet


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun


Plant Height
50 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
40 Feet

Advantages:

Flowering Plant

Interesting Fall Color

Interesting Bark

In stock

Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone3b
Growth RateFast
Recommended Pruning MethodPrune In Full Leaf

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorOrange
Plant FormUpright Spreading

Flowers

Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorRed
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryMaple
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Shade

Details

Planting & Growing

Autumn Blaze Maple will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Blaze Maple is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Autumn Blaze Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Shade

Ornamental Features

Autumn Blaze Maple features showy clusters of red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.