Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze®'



Tips for Homeowners:

If needed prune when sap stops running in the midsummer.

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This fast growing tree is most popular for its amazing fall color, plus as a shade tree it is attractive and problem free.

  • Fast growing, upright, oval habit
  • Very drought tolerant once established
  • Outstanding orange-red color in fall

Plant where this tree has room to grow.  Best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 40-55 ft
Spread: 35-40 ft
Zone: 3-7
Color: Green

Interesting Notes about Maple:

Acer x freemanii is a cross of Red Maple (Acer rubrum) and Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum) which combines favorable attributes of both species.  The hybrids are popular for the upright, oval habit and vibrant fall color, along with fast growth and tolerance of adverse soil conditions.  The differences between cultivars are usually specific to fall color, sterility and branching.  The tree does produce fruit which are referred to as samaras (or helicopters) that mature in fall, and are usually sparse or non-existent on the hybrids.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Fall Color
  • Naturalizing
  • Great Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Focal Point
  • Fast Growing

Foliage Color:

  • Orange
  • Green
  • Red


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water