A MAPLE THAT LIVES UP TO ITS FIERY NAME IN FALL
- Deep green leaves from spring through summer
- Vibrant raspberry-red fall color
- Fast growing, sturdy shade tree
- Plant a row along a fence line or a spot where your neighbors can enjoy the blazing fall show too
- Hand selected fresh from our grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 40-50' tall
- Mature Width: 30-40' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 30-40' apart
Why plant Autumn Blaze® Maple?
Fast-growing trees are always in demand, and Autumn Blaze® Maple is one of the fastest and most popular trees around. This large shade tree can put on three feet of growth each year—you’ll be hanging the kids’ swing from its sturdy branches in no time. Or, plant two and hang a hammock for yourself! You’ll love the rich, raspberry-red fall color this hybrid tree inherited from its Red Maple mother (its daddy was a Silver Maple), and you’ll appreciate the lack of “helicopters” it produces (and unwanted seedlings). On top of all that, Autumn Blaze® thrives in just about any sunny site in any type of soil. City arborists named it their “Tree of the Year” in 2004.
In 1933, a man named Oliver Freeman, working at the National Arboretum, made the brilliant move of crossing our native Red Maple with the native Silver Maple. Many of the offspring inherited the best assets from each parent—the lightning-fast growth and tough constitution of the Silver and the fiery autumn foliage of the Red. These types of crosses became known as “Freeman” crosses, and in the late 1960s, Glenn Jeffers of Fostoria, Ohio developed his own Freeman hybrid, naming it Autumn Blaze®. It went on the market in 1980.
How to use Autumn Blaze® Maple in the landscape?
Call off the Fire Department - your tree's not really ablaze! But the brilliant red-orange fall color is certain to set your garden "on fire"! Plant this amazing tree in your front yard or along neighborhood streets to brighten up your neighborhood! These trees look beautiful as a single specimen where you can enjoy its beauty all year round. This eye-catching specimen tree is a cross between a Red Maple and Silver Maple - taking the best attributes from both trees and creating a tree with the beauty and strength of the Red Maple and the vigor and adaptability of the Silver Maple. This is one awesome Maple!
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
How To Plant Autumn Blaze® Maple
Autumn Blaze Maple is one of the Bower & Branch Grower favorites and makes our top 10 list for Trees for the American Landscape.
This is a fast growing and responsible shade tree with attractive foliage that explodes with color each fall. Very few pest concerns at all and none that you will need to be concerned with in your home, once this Tree is planted all cares and concerns have been overcome on the nursery.
How To Water
Red Maples will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Bower & Branch trains and prunes each Autumn Blaze for proper structure and a well developed leader. The only pruning requirement for you might be to remove lower limbs as the trees grow to allow for a great picnic area underneath if desired.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:
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- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).