Tree Talk: Autumn Blaze Maples

August 9th, 2017

Let's talk trees!

Colorado fall is just around the corner, which means changing leaves and fall themed trees. Autumn Blaze Maple trees are beautiful, friendly giants that will thrive in any backyard. Their weaving branches, lush leaves and brilliant colors are not only visually appealing, but are easy to care for. We’re here to tell you all about these tantalizing trees!

Autumn Blaze Maples are hybrids between Sliver Maple and Red Maple trees. Their genetic combination leaves them with some of the best tree qualities. Their tough, fast growing nature help them be easy adapters to all sorts of soil and weather conditions. Whether their soil home is dry, moist, acidic or basic, these tough guys can pretty much adapt to whatever environment they’re thrown into. With a systemized, annual fertilization program that includes iron, these trees will be sure to live long, happy lives.

They’re recommended to be planted in growing zones 3 through 8. Most of northern Colorado is a zone 5. These trees can grow up to three feet per year, which is an extremely fast growth rate for any sort of maple tree. When planting, be sure to give them enough space for them to spread their roots and branches so they can grow up to be big, strong members of your landscape.

No matter the season, Autumn Blaze Maple trees’ colors will strike anyone who passes by. In the fall, their leaves transition from a warm, green to a fiery, fierce red. They’re one of the brightest color changing trees that you’ll see throughout Colorado fall. These showstoppers will give you shade from the summer heat, or allow the sunshine to pass through for warmth in the winter. Basically, Autumn Blaze Maples have year round benefits that any and all can take advantage of.

Stocked in our nursery, stop by today to talk Autumn Blaze Maples and other trees with one of our plant experts! 

Fossil Creek Nursery is located at 7029 S. College Ave. | 970-226-4924