Over the next few posts we will also cover shrubs and the area I am learning the most new info about, the perennials. They adapt to a large range of soil conditions and climates. I’ve written about this tree before. The patented cultivar “Autumn Blaze” was developed by Glenn Jeffers in Ohio in the 1960s and developed by Poplar Farms, Inc. of Batavia, Illinois. In my colder area near Chicago (zone 5), the purple forms tend to do better. Jim, you should warn your clients that River Birch should not be planted within 25′ of any hardscaping as their aggressive near surface roots will push up even 4 inches of concrete pavement. We however can be a little more picky. Autumn Blaze is a strong tree that resists ice damage and high winds. A hybrid of Red and Silver Maple, this Our tree is supposed to be green in the summer, and just turn red or orange in the fall, so I think we should be ok. Missouri Botanical Garden: Acer x Freemanii "Jeffersred" Autumn Blaze, Missouri Botanical Garden: Acer Rubrum “October Glory”, Arbor Day Foundation: Maple, “October Glory”, Washington State University Extension: Autumn Blaze Maple, Colorado Tree Coalition: Autumn Blaze Maple, University of Florida IFAS Extension: Acer Rubrum “October Glory”, Bush With Red Leaves & Foliage in the Spring. He's also been a horticulturist and aesthetic pruner at a top quality Japanese Garden, as well as a freelance garden consultant, Risk Management Consultant, Insurance Safety inspector and head banging Ice Cream Truck driver (yeah that was me cranking "And Justice for All") among other things. Some are even fruitless. The Autumn Blaze Maple™ is a hybrid of two famous trees, the red and silver maples demonstrating rapid growth rate, dense branching, and brilliant color. Autumn Blaze® Maple Acer × freemanii ‘Jeffersred’ Zone: 3 Height: 50’ Spread: 40’ Shape: Upright branching, broadly oval Foliage: Medium green Fall Color: Brilliant orange-red, long lasting Drought tolerance and exceptionally bright red fall color are hallmarks of this popular and proven performer. The good news, is in most areas they are not considered invasive. I remember seeing a display at a Minnesota arboretum years ago that showed how over a five year period Autumn blaze maples with a trunk diameter of 1 inch were larger then 3″ diameter sized ones. No personal experience. OK, maybe a bird might nest in one or a rabbit or deer may chew on one. Also choose fruit that is persistent, which means it does not fall to the ground and stays on the tree for a winter meal for birds such as cedar waxwings. They are a host plant for many moths as well as the Mourning Cloak and Dreamy Duskywing butterflies. My favorite is the Crimson Queen Japanese maple, mainly because it is one of the faster growing ones. The maple is one of North America’s most versatile and beloved deciduous trees. However, it has become apparent that many cultivars have unexpectedly begun to interbreed fairly readily. Note is does have a tendency to shed twigs and small branches so they are a little bit messy sometimes. I expect this one to be one of the major casualties. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. Don’t forget to look at other service berry too. “October Glory” has attractive red flowers in the spring before its glossy, dark green leaves appear. Wildlife Value: Virtually all ornamental crab apples are NOT native to the US and the natives are not that ornamental. Required fields are marked *. Thanks Jim! Birds and squirrels eat the male catkins in early spring. If, however you are like most people and are planting in in front yards that are usually more doughty then wet, this is probably not the best tree for you. Bright red to orange fall color. “October Glory” likes wet soil and will grow in all soil types although it may develop chlorosis, or lack of iron, in alkaline soil. A great specimen plant for the landscape although it does not help wildlife. This dwarf is more of a shrub than a tree for it’s first decade or so of life in the yard. But just in case, what are your thoughts on the Sienna Glen maple? Wildlife value: Zilch, zippo, nada! It sounds like typical drought stress/transplant shock. Verdict: UGLY. In the past, the potential for self-fruiting from these Pears had been small because cultivars of Pyrus calleryanna were unable to self pollinate. I planted one and it’s now 20ft tall. Nurseries get to sell you a bigger tree years quicker and customers get the shade they want sooner. ‘If Facebook were around in the 1930s, it would have allowed Hitler to post 30-second ads’ — Listen to Sacha Baron Cohen slam the social media industry for facilitating the spread of hate, lies, and conspiracies pic.twitter.com/QinOnNRvxv, — NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 22, 2019, This website or its third-party tools use cookies, for more information on data we may collect about you see our Privacy policy. These are usually seen as purple leaf forms in my area. As long as the soil is not too dry or alkaline, River birch is a fine tree for many landscapes. It is over planted because of it’s great fall color (even better then the Autumn Blaze). This excellent article is now four years old so the comments may no longer be monitored. They stay green longer than most varieties of red maple, after which they change from orange to brilliant red. Verdict: GOOD! All Autumn Blaze maples are genetic clones of each other. Amur maple (Acer ginnala) and Norway maple (Acer platanoides) are invasive in North America. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. North Point Red maple looks interesting to me. Recommended only for acidic wet soil conditions with the realization that it may end up being subject to invasive pest soon. Please tell me it will be ok. It only grows to about 25 feet and is usually multiple stemmed. A very hardy tree which thrives in full sun and does well […] What else can I do?? I’ve watered it 3 times (about every other day) and today I noticed that it’s leaves are drooping. Not only do they have great blooms, many have persistent colorful winter fruit. I started off this whole blogging thing with a post about another great river birch, the much less frequently used Fox Valley® River birch (Betula nigra ‘Little King’). “October Glory” is a cultivar of the red maple. One of the best trees that landscapers use frequently. Here is a good resource is you really want to geek out about your options. Autumn Blaze Maple; Green Mountain Sugar Maple; Red Sunset Maple; Crimson King Maple; Sienna Glen Maple; Celebration Maple; Red Point Maple; Crimson Sunset Maple; Oaks. HI Jim, How susceptible depends on the weather that year and which cultivar it is. Yes it is a cultivar (genetic clone) and a hybrid of two native trees, like the Autumn Blaze maple. Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) has yellow or yellow-orange fall foliage. Winter buds, clusters of small winter spring flowers, leaf stems, twigs, and winged summer fruits are all reddish colored. "Autumn Blaze" gets additional characteristics from its other parent, the silver maple (Acer saccharinum). Other then that, these plants are really just for the people in the garden. To learn more, check this out. Birds won’t eat the fruit of a some crab apples. Wildlife value: Good. Cultivated, red maple may grow to 70 feet tall, although it can achieve 120 feet in the wild. It is a cross between the northern red maple and the silver maple. There aren’t other elms with Dutch elm disease that I know of out here… Should I cut this elm down now while it’s easy, or let it grow and hope it never gets Dutch elm disease? Hi Jim, love your website! Acer rubrum “Red Sunset†Height: 50 feet Spread: 40 feet. Both grow rather quickly, reaching 50-60 feet tall with an oval to pyramidal shape. I would place it 10 feet away from the outermost section of your new porch and also 10 feet away from the driveway. October Glory Maple vs. If you have already, I would keep it and enjoy it today. It is slower growing and tends to have more issues with alkaline soil causing chlorosis (yellowing of leaf). It is grown for shade on lawns, beside decks and lawns, on buffer strips and beside residential streets. They are not as bad as Norway maples for instance. Besides being over planted, there are other reasons to be concerned about this and in fact all of our native maples. Landscapers have grown a bit smarter and are now planting trees with better branch structure such as  the Cleveland Select pear. That being said, some of these non natives are still excellent trees for wildlife. Wildlife value: Good for river bed areas it is native to, although it is a genetic clone, so it provides little genetic diversity. Are sienna glen maples seedless? While I sorted this list by Latin name, this tree would have been at the top if I sorted it by most used also. It is well suited to line streets in suburban and residential areas, although its shallow roots can buckle sidewalks and driveways and make it difficult to mow surrounding lawns. See you then. These still have the formal upright structure of the Bradford but resist storm damage better as they age. Although they do appreciate protection from the cold winter winds and a bit of shade in afternoon in the summer months. This fast growth has made this tree an absolute favorite of nurseries and impatient customers. This hybrid fruit is then eaten by birds and dispersed into nearby fields or natural open areas. Autumn Blaze Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ Red Sunset is a red maple cultivar with superior fall color and good branch structure. If your tree looks healthy still, but have other ones in your yard dying, there is a good chance your tree already has beetles feeding on it. I especially like the smaller medium sized Dura-Heat as a shade tree as it fit’s into smaller sites better then the species or Heritage, which are both good where a larger tree is wanted. Just keep watering it (regular water is fine) and allowing it is dry out a bit between waterings. The other is 'Red Sunset.' Yeah, I would probably axe the elm while its easy and cheap. I would also recommend you consider planting a slower growing, hopefully longer lived non maple tree, not far from it. In New Jersey and the surrounding areas, they are considered invasive. Are autumn blaze maple trees seedless? The leaf bottoms are silvery, making them resemble leaves of the silver maple. Is it safe to plant autumn blaze near b Thanks. Red maples are often called Swamp maples for a reason. I planted a 20-25′ crabapple tree last Sunday. Ultimately, autumn blaze maple is popular and … Thanks for explaining! I need a shade tree or two so I an actually use the patio. SHADE TREES Red Maple The leaves are medium to dark green in summer; fall colour varies from yellow to red-orange. They both have excellent creamy rich exfoliating bark that looks better then the straight species. Wildlife Value: Very negative due to being so invasive. For instance, a great crab apple I see for sale at the my Home Depot every spring is Sugar Tyme®. That tree tends to break apart during storms as it ages. It has a particularly rapid growth pattern and a lovely oval crown when fully mature. or more per year. Wildlife value: River birches have high wildlife value. are why most people plant these. The red maple, "October Glory" (Acer rubrum "October Glory"), is one of the parent plants of the hybrid "Autumn Blaze" (Acer x freemanii "Jeffersred"), so they are very similar. I thoroughly expect an exotic insect or disease to ravage our native maples soon. Heritage (Betula nigra ‘Cully’) and Dura-Heat (Betula nigra ‘BNMTF’). However, plant breeders have created crab apples that grow in all sizes and shapes, resist diseases and have fruit of different size and color. I have two tree questions: They make excellent lawn and street trees, due to their ascending branches and lack of problematic surface roots. “Autumn Blaze” can be pruned to an upright or spreading form. Seeds are eaten by birds. Red Sunset is a nice choice also, but it gets larger. The Freeman Maple, also known as Autumn Blaze, is a cross between the red and silver maple species. The Callery Pear usually seen is still the Bradford Pear. 1) we moved from Evanston, IL to a western suburb and some elm tree seedlings came along in a large flowerpot. It may be the Asian long horned beetle or it might be something else. This  falls in the same category as the Autumn Blaze maple, except it is not a hybrid. It’s not changing color “yet” but I don’t want it to. We’d love to keep it… Is it worth spending money for treatments to try to keep it alive for another 5-10 years? The red maple (Acer rubrum) is native to most of the eastern United States and extreme southeastern Canada. “Autumn Blaze” grows rapidly -- from 3 to 5 feet a year -- significantly faster than most red maples. Many of these seedlings also have the thorns that had been bred out of their parent cultivars and make them a pain to remove. Next time, I will write about landscapers favorite shrubs. Heritage tends to grow 40-70′ tall and Dura-Heat grows 30-40′. And I guess Mr. Elm Tree will have to go away. The Autumn Blaze maple is a cultivar, not a natural variety of maple tree. This is another North American native of wet areas like the Red Maple. It is also a hybrid that occurs in nature, so some of our native bugs don’t mind taking a nibble here and there (don’t worry you probably won’t even notice). Since it is still prime time for tree planting, we will start there. (and why shouldn’t it?). Oak trees respond very quickly when treated for chlorosis while maple trees may take many years to improve. Branches are ascending at a 45 degree angle. “October Glory” (Acer rubrum “October Glory), a cultivar of the red maple (Acer rubrum), and the hybrid “Autumn Blaze” (Acer x freemanii “Jeffersred”) both show spectacular red foliage, adding striking fall color to a garden. Great winter bark, beautiful white spring blooms, attractive and delicious fruit in the summer, and excellent orange fall color. Their formal shape and their spring blooms (which stink bad!) It’s a winner for sure. Wildlife value: As a hybrid of two native trees, you can expect this tree to provide some of the same wildlife benefits of it’s parents. “October Glory” (Acer rubrum “October Glory), a cultivar of the red maple (Acer rubrum), and the hybrid “Autumn Blaze” (Acer x freemanii “Jeffersred”) both show spectacular red foliage, adding striking fall color to a garden. If you want to attract birds choose a cultivar that has small fruit. No matter which one, you choose, landscapers tend to love to use them. They are loved for their beautiful canopy and autumn colour. It is tolerant of clay soils and droughty conditions. Hybrid of silver maple and red maple. It grows to 40 to 45 feet tall and 30 to 40 feet wide. The tree has a rounded oval form and its leaves resemble the leaves of the silver maple. Maybe take it down two times a week unless it is really hot. The worst of them turn ugly with leaf diseases and drop messy, slippery fruit right onto your new patio. After that it can be pruned into a nice dwarf sized tree. It is slower growing and tends to have more issues with alkaline soil causing chlorosis (yellowing of leaf). These seedlings are now aggressively invading fields and other open areas, much like other introduced exotic plants, like the Buckthorn and Amur honeysuckle. When trees are very common, they are more susceptible to spreading diseases and pests among themselves, think Dutch Elm Disease. Flowering crab apples are one of the staple flowering trees used by landscapers all over the US but especially in the Midwest. “October Glory” has a rounded to oval crown and grows from 40 to 50 feet with a 23- to 35-foot spread. Verdict: BAD. Would that even work or is it too late? The Autumn Blaze Red Maple, Acer fremanii, 'Autumn Blaze', is an extremely fast-growing maple with brilliant red fall color. May 29, 2019 - October Glory Maple vs. I’d be willing to spend $150 /year if it would keep that tree healthy. The Average Size of a Leaf on a Banyan Tree. Heat resistance is another difference as the Dura-Heat does much better in warmer areas (say south of the Mason-Dixon line) then the Heritage. The fall color is orange red and persists longer than usual. I use affiliate links and may earn a commission if you purchase through my links. The Autumn Blaze maple tree is a hybrid species comprised of half red maple and half silver maple.The combination has been popular for 20 years in commercial and residential plantings thanks to the combination of gorgeous fall color and rapid growth - exactly what homeowners are seeking. For more info on Crabapples, see this great info sheet from the wholesale nursery JF Schmidt. Your email address will not be published. Now the bad news. Do your landscaping goals include helping wildlife? There is good reason for this. Verdict: BAD. The varieties Autumn Fantasy and Sienna Glenn have the same fast growing attributes of the silver maple, but better branching habits and the fall color of the red maple. Apple trees are susceptible to a number of diseases and this includes crab apples. “October Glory” sometimes has both orange and bright red leaves on its branches at the same time and their color is long-lasting. There is probably not a subdivision in my state where you can’t find this tree. Its medium green leaves have five lobes, deep red veins and red stems but at 3 to 4 inches wide, they are smaller than "October Glory's" leaves. They don’t like the fruit of ‘Adams,’ ‘Donald Wyman,’ and Red Jewel. And sometimes, when two parent trees are crossed, they produce a new and improved hybrid. This way you can place it in a bed of 4' diameter, and still have 8 feet of grass between your driveway and porch. Autumn Blaze maple tree is a hybrid of the red maple (Acer rubrum) and the silver maple (Acer saccharinum). It however provides abundant edible fruit that birds adore during the early summer. The most highly rated and reliable of the Red Maple cultivars, Red Sunset® has become the standard against which others are compared. The leaves, which have red stems, are 3 to 6 inches across with three to five lobes. This means they add very little to the genetic diversity of our landscapes. Anonymous: Anonymous wrote: The tree (a dwarf variety) started a gorgeous shade of crimson each spring, and by midsummer was just as bright green as could be. There are green leaf forms, but they tend to only be hardy to zone 6. Crabapples are among the showiest spring flowering trees for full sun conditions. It is drought and moisture tolerant. Since I have my own strong opinions on these,  I’ll get add more of my own rambling commentary about landscapers favorite trees. In addition, the Autumn Blaze is very hardy and can withstand a wide range of climatic … If you have had one of these older non disease resistant cultivars, you may refuse to consider planting another crab apple ever again. Its rapid spring growth leaves long red winter shoots that add landscape color in the winter. They are both tolerant of urban soils. The red maple, “October Glory” (Acer rubrum “October Glory”), is one of the parent plants of the hybrid “Autumn Blaze” (Acer x freemanii “Jeffersred”), so they are very similar. Autumn Blaze Maple is a hybrid cross between a red maple and silver maple. How Fast Does a Brachychiton Acerifolius Grow? I personally like the fact they hold their leaves late into Fall before turning nice shades of red, yellow and orange. Not recommended as a long term tree. 'Armstrong' – Columnar to fastigate in shape with silvery bark and modest orange to red fall foliage. Branching habit is well balanced with an oval to rounded crown and a strong central leader. If you need a quick growing tree to provide shade then this tree might work for you. This not only adds to the winter landscape scene but also attracts birds in late winter when the fruit is one of the few foods available to them. Autumn Blaze Maple | eHow.com With names like these, you know that both “October Glory” and “Autumn Blaze” trees have beautiful fall color. In Chicago these are considered trees that should be phased out according to the Chicago Botanic garden’s Invasive Plants in the Chicago Region page. If that describes where you are going to be planting this tree, then this may be a good choice for you. It also does not hurt that this tree has a great red fall color. 'Autumn Blaze' – Rounded oval form with leaves that resemble the silver maple. The leaves are also smaller than the species. The hybrid combines the red fall foliage of red maple with the ability of the silver maple (Acer saccharinum) to withstand drought. Your email address will not be published. Fruit that is less than three-fourths of an inch in diameter is ideal. Do not plant. • Sun Valley maple (zones 4-7): A shady maple with a fiery red fall canopy • Brandywine red maple (zones 4-8): A fast-growing maple with red-to-purple fall color • Jamestown red maple (zones 4-8): A towering maple that can reach up to 70 feet. Red Sunset is a red maple cultivar with superior fall color and good branch structure. The leaves turn orange then red in fall and their color is also long-lasting. I have seen way too many planted 5 to 10 feet away from front sidewalks and even foundations 30 to 40 years ago that have not caused problems to be overally concerned unless there was specific issues with the site or soil. The glossy green leaves persist on the tree turning orange-red to brilliant red in the fall. With consistently beautiful fall foliage and brick-red branches, Autumn Blaze offers interest and intrigue every year. Jim work's as a Landscape Designer in the far northwest suburbs of Chicago. Autumn Blaze maple is a large tree, but red maple is larger. Although “Autumn Blaze” works well flanking a street, it also has shallow roots and needs to be planted with plenty of space. As a specimen often in a bed of evergreen ground cover, few top the lace leaf Japanese Maples. Spring soil drenches of imidacloprid are about the only treatment that I would recommend a homeowner try themselves and these are less effective the larger the tree gets or if the beetles are already feeding on the tree. They can be successfully grown as a street-side or landscape plant and are prized for their ability to provide shade. While red maples thrive in wet areas of partial shade, they also do well in full sun and can tolerate moderate droughts. The red maple naturally hybridizes with the native silver maple (Acer saccharinum). I personally, would remove because I am sure there is a better tree that could be using that space! Verdict: GOOD! This tree, along with one of it’s parents which we will cover in a bit, is way over planted. I would recommend removal of existing trees if these are an invasive problem in your area. They are sorted by Latin name. Many types of birds, butterflies, and other insects flock to the pollen of their flowers. Bark that looks great in the winter and a nice light dappled shade in the summer coupled with fast growth makes them staple of the landscapers trade. Just because a plant looks great may make it one of landscapers favorite trees. It can tolerate such adverse sites as wet and dry soil and soil with high clay content, and it can survive both dry and cold climates. 513.835.1935 • [email protected] Drought tolerant. There are many that do well in zone 5 and look great in all seasons. Autumn Blaze Maple. The autumn blaze maple tree is actually a cultivar of the silver maple (Acer saccharinum) and red maple (Acer rubrum) and is scientifically known as Acer freemanii. Notable Features: Vibrant red/orange Fall color, tolerates sand/clay, tolerates urban areas, does best in full sun/partial shade. USDA zones 5-9. “Autumn Blaze” has insignificant flowers. You may want to have an arborist check it out and perhaps do a trunk injection of one of the restricted use pesticides (such as emamectin benzoate whose trade name is TREE-Age®) if they already feeding on the tree. This tree is planted by just about everybody and for good reasons, it is a great tree by many criteria. Except for shade, these are Full Sun trees!. They were so fast growing that the couple of years of slower growth due to transplant shock on the larger trees allowed the smaller ones to catch up. 'October Glory' is one of two very popular selections of our native red maple chosen for outstanding fall color. 2) we have about 10 ash trees that are all dead or dying from the ash borer (and they will be cut down), but we have one big beauty that still looks healthy. They are roughly the same size, but while “October Glory” will grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 9, “Autumn Blaze” is limited to slightly colder USDA zones 3 through 8. It seems like it does not have most of the negative characteristics of either Autumn Blaze or Red Sunset. (We will talk about another one is a minute). Red: Drought Tolerant: Good : Remarks Brilliant fall color. Winter buds, clusters of small winter spring flowers, leaf stems, twigs, and winged summer fruits are all reddish colored. Northern Red Oak; Pin Oak; Swamp Oak; Heritage Bur Oak; Regal Prince Oak; Lindens. “Autumn Blaze” grows rapidly -- from 3 to 5 feet a year -- significantly faster than most red maples. It is over planted because of it’s great fall color (even better then the Autumn Blaze). If you really want white spring blooms, look at the crab apple or service berry mentioned above. It has two very commonly used cultivars. You can certainly keep large ashes alive if you are willing to treat your tree and I would recommend it, a large tree is worth a lot more than you think). He stone patio? What Shrubs and Trees Go Well With a Weeping Nootka? (Acer rubrum ‘Franksred’ RED SUNSET) This falls in the same category as the Autumn Blaze maple, except it is not a hybrid. Redmond Linden; Sterling Linden; Crab Trees. Since switching from a public garden to a commercial landscaping industry, I’ve had a chance to pay more attention to what plants are being used by landscapers in my area. 'Autumn Flame' – A fast grower with exceptional bright red fall color developing early. Under good conditions it can grow 3ft. But I firmly believe we will see it soon. There are many factors that speed up the recovery of a struggling tree. © 2018 Jim Anderson. Autumn Blaze is a trademark name assigned to red maple tree cultivar Jeffersred. Has character and fall color similar to red maple with adaptability comparable to silver maple. Whether we consider this a tree or a shrub, it would make our lists. This hybrid of the native silver maple (Acer saccharinum) and the red maple (Acer rubrum) is a very fast growing specimen. Verdict: GOOD! It grows to 40 to 45 feet tall and 30 to 40 feet wide. Subject: October Glory vs. Red Sunset Maple. I will have an arborist check it out and if we can keep it alive for a while longer it’s worth it. Leaves open with a reddish tint in spring. The main difference between the two is the size. There are so many types, that there is one for almost every circumstance. Combining the Two Best Maples into One Tree Just like in human families, plant traits from two parents are passed down to their offspring. Learn how your comment data is processed. A perfect example is Autumn Blaze® Maple (Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred'). And hey, why not? Most of these landscape designs are for normal people who want a low care, great looking landscape. switching from a public garden to a commercial landscaping industry. Some good ones include: ‘Sargent’, ‘Sargent Tina’, ‘Snowdrift’ and ‘Adirondack’. Its’ uniform shape requires little or no pruning. They certainly are NOT in my area. Thank you. They do have surface roots as well as being big trees so I would agree the father away the better, 15 to 20 feet should be sufficient in most cases. Dense oval shaped canopy. Sunset Zones 1-9, 14-24. I just gave it a boiled (cooled) sugar mixed in gallon of water. Verdict: GOOD! It has excellent disease resistance, fragrant white flowers in spring and persistent red fruits to provide a nice fall and winter display. Crabapples with excellent disease resistance are among the best flowering trees for the landscape. 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