Autumn Blaze Maple

Acer x freeman 'Jeffersred'

Planted 2011

This tree is a unique hybrid between a red and silver maple. It is said to have taken some of the best qualities from both trees including a strong structure, ability to adapt, and stunning red-orange fall color. It is not suitable to clay or heavy soils and can suffer from iron chlorosis in many intermountain soils. Autumn Blaze is low maintenance and makes for a good shade tree.

Autumn Blaze Maple
Close up of Autumn Blaze Maple leaf
Close up of Autumn Blaze Maple Bark
Height Width Zone Growth Rate Water Use
40-50 ft. 30-40 ft. 3-8 Fast Low to Moderate


Pointy, deep, five-lobed leaves.


Rarely fruits.


Rarely flowers.


Strong structure, drought tolerant, and attractive autumn color.


Young trees are susceptible to some pest problems.