Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'

Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame' - Red Maple

Tips for Homeowners:

If necessary prune when sap stops running in the midsummer.

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'Autumn Flame' is truly handsome because it puts out brilliant red or orange fall color, and also since it is a male selection, does not produce fruit.  The fall color is earlier than the straight species plus the leaves are smaller.

  • Fabulous, early red and orange fall color
  • Pleasing rounded shape
  • Very adaptable and easy to grow

Give this tree lots of room to grow, ideally with a backdrop of evergreen trees to show off the outstanding fall color.

Height: 40-50 ft
Spread: 30-50 ft
Zone: 4-8
Color: Red

Interesting Notes about Red Maple:

Red Maple is a fast-growing tree that is popular as a shade tree, but is especially desired for its rich fall color.  The tree prefers moist soils and it might be necessary to irrigate to support the general health of the tree, plus adequate water will help to achieve the best fall color. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Focal Point
  • Fall Color
  • Specimen
  • Cold Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water