Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 30-40'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Autumn Fantasy Maple
Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Fantasy'
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Autumn Fantasy® Maple is a dream come true if you're looking for a tough, fast-growing shade tree with knockout fall color. Like the popular Autumn Blaze® Maple, Autumn Fantasy® is a cross between our splendid native Red Maple and the urban-tolerant Silver Maple and retains the strengths of both parents. This majestic tree is worthy of showcasing on the front lawn or for lining your street or driveway, where its leaves will light up the whole neighborhood when they turn ruby-red in October. This dreamboat of a tree is pest-free and low maintenance, too!

 

 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 30-40'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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The Story

Autumn Fantasy® Maple was selected by the late Bill Wandell of Illinois, who had a reputation for introducing only the showiest and sturdiest of trees to the public. He put his trees (Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry, Sterling Silver Linden, and Legacy® Sugar Maple are a few others you may know) through the rigors of several years of Midwestern summers and winters before deeming them fit to put his name on them. He chose Autumn Fantasy® not only for its super-fast growth rate, ascending branching pattern, and crimson fall color, but for its durability under ice and snow loads, too. This reliable, well-tasted tree has been on the market since 1991.

 

The Details

This tree's thick canopy consistently turns a vivid strawberry-red, even in the Southern states, where fall color can be hit-or-miss. In spring you'll enjoy another burst of red when its small flowers bloom. The allergy sufferer in your family will appreciate Autumn Fantasy® Maple's blooms as well - this female tree produces no pollen!

 

How to Grow

They don't get much more carefree than the Autumn Fantasy® Hybrid Maple tree. This simple-to-grow tree will get right to business making shade for your picnic table or patio, while putting few demands on your busy life. Just give your tree a sunny, open space in which to grow, keep it watered with the easy-to-use Bower & Branch™ Water Element, feed it with our special Soil Enhancer and Fertilizer Element, and stand back! Young Hybrid Maples have been known to put on more than three feet of growth per year when cared for in this way. Pests and diseases are of no concern with this one, either.

 

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 50'
Avg Mature Width 40'
Spacing 30-40'
Growth Rate Very Fast
Leaf Color G
Fall Leaf Color Red
Flower Color Red
Flower Time Late Winter/Early Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: C

Size C

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Size C Trees:

10-12' tall Grown in our #25 tree container with a 2-2.5" caliper. This tree is ready to make an impact immediately.

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