SelecTree: Tree Detail
AUTUMN BLAZE RED MAPLE
Acer × freemanii 'Jeffersed'
Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX and Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT
A hybrid between Acer rubrum × Acer saccharinum.
Provide good drainage in clay soil. Rarely flowers. Fast growing cultivar with a dense, rouded habit. Red-orange fall color makes this a stunning landscape tree. Some confusion surrounds the naming of the Autumn Blaze Maple. 'Jeffersed' is the cultivar and Autumn Blaze is the trade name.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Acer rubrum 'Autumn Blaze'
Acer × freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'
Acer rubrum × Acer saccharinum.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 55 - 65 feet.
Width: 30 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, Red or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Red Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Gray, Exfoliating or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones A2, A3; 1 - 9 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet to Moist and Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Scales, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Riparian or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer × freemanii 'Jeffersed' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Feb 27, 2020.
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