Autumn Blaze Red Maple
The Autumn Blaze Red Maple, Acer fremanii, 'Autumn Blaze', is an
extremely fast-growing maple with brilliant red fall color. Under
good conditions it can grow 3ft. or more per year. It is tolerant of
clay soils and droughty conditions. This deciduous tree develops a
dense oval head with strong branching which makes it a popular shade
tree as well as an ornamental tree. This tree will grow in a wide
range of climates from Michigan to Central Florida.
Japanese Red Maple
The Japanese Red Maple tree, Acer Palmatum Autropurpeum, is by
far, one of the most popular ornamental plants in the plant kingdom.
This small deciduous tree is a very showy, versatile species.
Japanese Red Maple trees are used as a single specimen or in borders
or groupings. The leaves are reddish-purple in spring and again in
fall. The Japanese Red Maple tree is used to create a unique bonsai
tree. The classic Japanese maple has red-purple leaves which turn a
brilliant red in autumn.
Autumn Flame Red Maple
The Autumn Flame Red Maple tree, Acer rubrum, 'Autumn Flame', is
a fast growing tree that is also one of the first trees to show fall
color. The Autumn Flame˝ Red Maple has scarlet/green leaves which
make for gorgeous fall color. This deciduous tree's leaves will
always contain a hint of scarlet. The branches develop low and form
a dense, narrow crown. It is not tolerant of drought or very hot dry
weather. This tree is a large tree that can achieve a trunk size of
three to five feet in diameter.
Red Sunset Red Maple
The Red Sunset˝ Red Maple tree, Acer Rubrum Red Sunset, is considered one of the best trees for early fall color! This is a large deciduous tree that has pyramidal form when young becoming rounded with age. Species name of rubrum
(meaning red) is everywhere in evidence: red flowers in dense
clusters in late March to early April (before the leaves appear),
red fruit (reddish two-winged samara), reddish stems and twigs. The
Red Sunset is one of the best red maple cultivars available in
commerce, with outstanding orange to red fall color.
The Sugar Maple tree, Acer Saccharum, is one of the most majestic
deciduous trees. It is excellent for large shade or lawn locations.
The Sugar Maple has a dense crown with glossy dark green, heavily
waxed leaves. It is one of our best trees for fall color when leaves
turn brilliant red or yellow-orange. The sap of the Sugar Maple is
often collected in the spring to make many flavorful confections.
Does not do well in restricted root zone. It has majestic, brilliant
fall color and dense shade.
The Trident Maple tree, Acer Buergerianum, is a deciduous, 20-30 foot-high by 25-foot-wide tree in the wild. The Trident Maple has beautiful 3-inch-wide, tri-lobed leaves, glossy green above and paler underneath, which turn various shades of red,
orange, and yellow in autumn. Its flowers are bright yellow and
showy in the spring. Makes a nice small tree that can tolerate urban
conditions, ie; confined root space, pollution, and heat and
drought. Has done well in parking lot islands.
The Shantung Maple, 'Acer trucatum', is an outstanding small
tree. It has glossy, dark green star shaped foliage that remains in
good condition throughout the season. It develops good fall color
ranging from clear yellow to reddish purple. Its quality and
adaptability make it worth growing. It is an excellent tree for
small lawns and street tree use. It does well in full sun and
in general seems to be quite adaptable. It tolerates heat and
The Tatarian Maple, Acer tataricum', is quite similar to Amur Maple and the two species readily hybridize when grown together. Tatarian Maple grows slightly larger and is naturally more tree like in growth habit. The Tatarian Maples are slightly
larger and usually develop a good red coloration when maturing. Fall
color is usually yellow to reddish brown. A good tree for planters
or patios. It has excellent small tree form and good foliage quality
The Silver Maple tree, Acer Saccharinum, is a medium to large fast growing tree. The species is ideal for wet bottomland sites and can easily recover from extended periods of flooding. It is one of the best trees for poor soil and it transplants very
easily. The wood of this maple tree is soft and can be damaged by
severe winds or ice storms. The Silver Maple is often used in
residential areas for shade because of its thick foliage and fast
growth. This deciduous maple tree provides very dense shade. Fall
color is a golden yellow
Box Elder Maple
The Box Elder Maple tree, Acer negundo, is also commonly known as ashleaf maple, Manitoba maple, box-elder maple, and western box-elder. This deciduous maple tree is a small-to-medium-sized tree, reaching heights of 50 to 75 feet, with a trunk
diameter up to 4 feet. Although it grows best on moist soils,
box-elder is drought and cold resistant. The seeds are a source of
food for birds and mammals, and are important because they stay on
the tree through winter, when other food resources are scarce
Flame Amur Maple
The Flame Amur Maple tree, Acer ginnala, is usually a multi-stemmed tree, noted for its fiery-red autumn color. Its summer color is green, but is mixed with bright red samaras or 'helicopters' in mid summer. Flame Amur Maple trees are extremely hardy
and drought resistant once established. They make an excellent
screen or hedge. They leaf out early and cast dense shade. It is a
vigorous grower that is very tolerant of extreme temperatures.
October Glory Red Maple
The October Glory Red Maple tree, Acer rubrum 'October Glory', is
one of the best and most popular of the Red Maple cultivars. October
Glory Red Maple trees are excellent for intense fall color and have
a medium to fast growth rate. In the spring, red flowers in dense
clusters form before the leaves. It tends to hold its lustrous dark
green leaves late into fall. The intensity of the brilliant orange
to red fall color is worth the wait. October Glory Red Maple trees
have a dense oblong head with dark green foliage.
The Red Maple tree, Acer rubrum, is a deciduous tree which will typically grow 40-60' tall with a rounded to oval crown. In northern states, red maple usually occurs in wet bottomland, river flood plains, and wet woods, but in the south, it typically
frequents drier, rocky upland areas. Leaves are shiny green above
and pale green beneath, 3-5 lobed and 3-6" across. Sap of this tree
can be used to make a maple syrup that is inferior in quality to
syrups made from the sugar maple
Green Mountain Sugar Maple (PP2339)
The Green Mountain Sugar Maple, 'Acer saccharum "Green Mountain", is a very handsome deciduous tree with leathery leaves. This showy tree is upright and oval in shape. This tree is noted for its improved performance in dry restricted growing areas
such as areas close to pavement. The Green Mountain carries all of
the characteristics of the Sugar Maple with the strong limbs and the
gorgeous fall color and the seeds are inconspicuous and causes no
significant litter problems. The Green Mountain is used for
wide tree lawns, screens, shade, and as specimen tree. It is
also a good street tree.
Legacy Sugar Maple (PP4979)
The Legacy Sugar Maple, 'Acer saccharum 'Legacy', produces glossy dark green foliage that holds and resists leaf tatter and drought. The Legacy is dense and will mature with a uniform, oval crown. This Sugar Maple displays brilliant red and orange
fall colors in cold areas and displaying more yellows in warmer
areas. The Legacy is fast growing for a Sugar maple. The Legacy
Sugar Maple is used for wide tree lawns, screens, shade, and as
specimen tree. It is also a good street tree. The leathery leaves
and durable foliage resists heat and drought. Sugar Maple is among
the most shade tolerant of large trees.
Crimson King Maple
The Crimson King Maple, 'Acer platanoides' 'Crimson King', is a red-leaved cultivar of the Norway Maple and it is noted for its rich maroon leaves throughout the summer. The Crimson King grows best in a well drained area and is very tolerant of
drought and urban pollutants. It is often used as a specimen
tree for the landscape and it provides dense shade. The smooth
bark, straight trunk, and strong branching, provide for nice winter
interest. This tree is easily transplanted and is adapted to a
wide variety of soils including alkaline, sand, clay and acid soils.