AUTUMN BLAZE RED MAPLE TREE - ACER RUBRUM 'AUTUMN BLAZE'
Autumn Blaze Maple has a range of around forty feet high when fully grown. A young tree has a light grey colored bark, and this turns into a darker color and develops cracks as the tree ages. This maple tree has a very dark green foliage that turns into a blazing red color as the cold of winter approaches. This tree is also extremely hardy and resistant to disease and insect damage. It helps the tree to be low maintenance and highly valued tree among landscapers. This tree has the adaptability to grow in a large variety of different soils as long as the tree gets enough moisture. This maple tree has small inconspicuous flowers that are hard to find in the trees foliage unless you know what you're looking. This trees flowers later bring clusters of winged seeds call samaras. These are double seeds that have wings built of so that the wind can carry the seeds away from the mother tree. The sap of the maple tree is also used in the production of a valuable commodity named syrup. The Autumn Blaze Red Maple is a relatively new tree, the product of a crossing between the Silver Maple and Red Maple. As such, it has taken on the most dominant traits from each, resulting in a maple that grows fast and is more resilient than most trees in ecologically hostile environments. This also means that the Autumn Blaze Red Maple will grow in virtually any conditions and any soil within which it is planted or transplanted. These tough maples can even thrive in extreme conditions, such as flooding and droughts. The Autumn Blaze Red Maple is just as fierce against extreme temperatures as it is within its physical environments. These trees have been known to survive in temperatures as low as forty degrees below zero. A world recognized success, the Autumn Blaze Red Maple has received the 2003 and 2004 wards for Urban Tree of the Year for their ecological strength and for their ability to withstand disease and insect infestation. The Autumn Blaze Red Maple is one of the fastest growing maples with an average growth rate of three feet per year. This means owners of these magnificent trees can benefit from the beauty, privacy, and shade provided by the lush leaves within just a few seasons. While fall is much anticipated for the bright red hue of the leaves, their summer green coloring is just as vivid and offers the same appealing shade from the sun's brightest rays.