- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 50' tall
- Mature Width: 40' width
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 30' to 40' apart
A MAPLE THAT LIVES UP TO ITS FIERY NAME IN FALL
- Deep green leaves spring through summer
- Vibrant raspberry-red fall color
- Fast-growing and sturdy shade tree
- Plant a row along a fenceline or a spot where your neighbors can enjoy the blazing fall show too
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Why the 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 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"! 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!
Why Bower & Branch?
At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.
- Trusted, Experienced Growers
- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise
- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.
How To Plant
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
Autumn Blaze will want to be fertilized each Spring and Fall with the Bower & Branch Ongoing Care Element Fertilizer. Simply follow the instructions on the label, there are never worries about using our Ongoing Care Fertilizer Elements and Autumn Blaze will reward you for years to come.
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.
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our 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 your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
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:- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - 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).