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Autumn Blaze Maple

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  • Partial Shade To Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 50 - 60 Feet
  • Mature Spread 40 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

For stunning fall color, you will be hard pressed to beat the Autumn Blaze Maple. Botanically called Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred' 'Autumn Blaze', this maple tree will set your garden ablaze when its foliage turns from green to orange-red in the fall. This impressive tree reaches a mature height of around 50 to 60 feet. 

Even though the autumn leaf color is the star of the show, the Autumn Blaze Maple also develops a smooth gray bark that provides interest over the winter. It is fast growing, cold hardy, and ideal for providing shade. Furthermore, it is considered low maintenance and can tolerate periods of drought. Autumn Blaze is a perfect maple for fall color.

Autumn Blaze Maple Care

Due to its final height of 50 to 60 feet, this tree should be sited away from overhead obstructions. Even though it is drought tolerant once established, frequent watering is required after planting and while it is young. It prefers a slightly acidic soil that is well drained and fertile; it rarely needs fertilizing unless the soil is poor. The Autumn Blaze Maple performs best in full sun to partial shade. 

Minimal pruning is needed and is generally only required every few years during dormancy; remove dead, diseased and damaged wood at any time. Plant Autumn Blaze away from structures, such as houses and sheds, as branch unions can break in high winds leading to damage.

Autumn Blaze Maple Spacing

When fully grown, the Autumn Blaze Maple can reach 50 to 60 feet tall and 30 to 40 feet wide. A spacing of 40 feet is required for a standalone specimen or closer when planting multiple trees.

Autumn Blaze Maple Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Shade To Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 50 - 60 Feet
Mature Spread: 40 Feet
Spacing: 40 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description: Unnoticeable
Bloom Period: N/A
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Green to Red Shades
Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Foliage Interest
Common Name: Autumn Blaze Maple
Other Name(s): Freeman Maple
Scientific Name: Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred' 'Autumn Blaze'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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