Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fall Color, Wildlife Value
Autumn Blaze maple is a hybrid that mixes the excellent traits of its’ parents, The Silver Maple and the Red Maple.
Has some drought tolerance, rapid growth rate, beautiful red fall colors and has historically withstood heavy snows that exacted a heavy toll on nearby Silver Maple populations.
Autumn Blaze Maple has also proven to survive temperature fluctuations, but is susceptible to tip die back in extreme seasonal swings of temperature. It holds value for wildlife by providing food for birds and other small mammals.
Features:Scientfic Name: Acer x freemanii
Growth Habit: Open
Growth Rate: Moderate
Max. Height (ft): 50
Max Width/Spread (ft): 45
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Good
Drought Resistance: Fair
Elevation Range: 7000
Soil Conditions: adapted to variety of soil conditions, some drought tolerance, can handle wet conditions
Wildlife Value: Good
Wildlife Notes: Samaras (winged pods) provide food source birds and small mammals.
Seasonal Color: Reliable red Fall color
Possible Insect Issues: None significant
Possible Disease Issues: None Significant
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