When they do, and if they eat enough they suffer from a sickness that will kill them if they eat enough of the leaves. That being said, I would recommend any of the trees I mentioned, they are all very nice. Suppose the primary consideration is needing a tree of modest width. fast growing so plant a decent space away from the house, you don't want branches to fall on the house during another nasty icestorm. I would also recommend you consider planting a slower growing, hopefully longer lived non maple tree, not far from it. I was hoping to go somewhere & they say here's what you should buy. If you want to attract birds choose a cultivar that has small fruit. 2) we have about 10 ash trees that are all dead or dying from the ash borer (and they will be cut down), but we have one big beauty that still looks healthy. You get the tougher foliage of the black maple combined with the stronger fall color of the sugar maple. I have a Japanese maple in my front yard and its seedlings don't transplant well. Thanks for the info. If, however you are like most people and are planting in in front yards that are usually more doughty then wet, this is probably not the best tree for you. This tree, along with one of it’s parents which we will cover in a bit, is way over planted. Just don't want anything super huge, but something tall enough to provide ample shade for a 2 story house. Red Sunset is identified as female, but others are identified as male. >>I am curious what is wrong with the freemanii?Since I made the statement, I guess I'll wade in. It grows to 40 to 45 feet tall and 30 to 40 feet wide. Wildlife value: As a hybrid of two native trees, you can expect this tree to provide some of the same wildlife benefits of it’s parents. Red Sunset is a very good red maple cultivar, and is probably about the size (eventually!) I can't tell from the photo how much light the room gets, or what the adjacent room looks like, but since it's an open space, consider the overall style and color palette you're after. I personally, would remove because I am sure there is a better tree that could be using that space! These seedlings are now aggressively invading fields and other open areas, much like other introduced exotic plants, like the Buckthorn and Amur honeysuckle. Learn how your comment data is processed. There was a huge evergreen square in front, but I finally broke down and removed it as it completely blocked the expensive new window. We have October Glory, Autumn Blaze, Red Sunset, and Autumn Flame all planted in our yard (and at our nursery) A. Blaze is by far the fastest growing, we've had NO problems with it (it is my favorite). We bought it when it was about 8-10ft and mabye 5ft across. North Point Red maple looks interesting to me. The glossy green leaves provide a very dynamic show, as they turn a brilliant orange-scarlet when temperatures begin to cool. Red Sunset® Red Maple Acer rubrum 'Franksred' Sku #0127. Where Jacobson left out the gender of a clonal maple it would almost certainly be because that information was not available and he did not see the particular selection in flower himself. We definitely want something with shade and something that would go well in a subdivision. It's been described as the color of a glowing flame! Tiny, conspicuous red flowers bloom in spring. See you then. Although they do appreciate protection from the cold winter winds and a bit of shade in afternoon in the summer months. are why most people plant these. Anonymous: Anonymous wrote:No experience with Red Sunset, but I love our October Glory. I want to plant these in my backyard. Its fall color is red-orange to deep scarlet and it produces few flowers and seed capsules. They certainly are NOT in my area. Despite the dry summers where I live, during which Norway maple (and European birch) become loaded with aphids and drip copious honeydew, there are sites which Acer platanoides has flooded with its progeny. October Glory, a maple with red leaves in summer, along with others (non-maples) , including "White Barked Himalya Birch". 'Red Sunset,' 'October Glory,' and 'Autumn Flame' all have a mature size similar to that of Autumn Blaze. Is it safe to plant autumn blaze near b October has a thick head, is a good grower and has great fall color. switching from a public garden to a commercial landscaping industry. you could put an aloe Hercules in the large blue pot where the phormium is now and it would provide a narrow vertical presence for that narrow vertical space. Flowering crab apples are one of the staple flowering trees used by landscapers all over the US but especially in the Midwest. This deciduous tree develops a dense oval head with strong branching which makes it a popular shade tree as well as an ornamental tree. Red Sunset is a red maple cultivar with superior fall color and good branch structure. “October Glory” (Acer rubrum “October Glory), a cultivar of the red maple (Acer rubrum), and the hybrid “Autumn Blaze” (Acer x freemanii “Jeffersred”) both show spectacular red foliage, adding striking fall color to a garden. Thank you. I've spent waaaay too long looking at photos and reading info, and I think that's the one I'm leaning toward. How big a mature size do you want? It is about 12ft across now. One of the reasons for making named, grafted selections of these species is to get more predictably showy autumn color. For instance, a great crab apple I see for sale at the my Home Depot every spring is Sugar Tyme®. They were so fast growing that the couple of years of slower growth due to transplant shock on the larger trees allowed the smaller ones to catch up. The "Caddo" tends to have a rounded crown, but the "Autumn Blaze" is more oval in shape. Which species of maple might be best in this regards? These are usually seen as purple leaf forms in my area. This not only adds to the winter landscape scene but also attracts birds in late winter when the fruit is one of the few foods available to them. In my colder area near Chicago (zone 5), the purple forms tend to do better. They don’t like the fruit of ‘Adams,’ ‘Donald Wyman,’ and Red Jewel. While being a healthy specimen with a dense round crown of branches and leaves, our "Red Sunset" has been inconsistent in producing good fall color. This large deciduous tree has a pyramidal form when young that becomes rounded with age. I have a friend who purchased a house in a nice modern new housing addition. See which tree is better for you below. What else can I do?? The Callery Pear usually seen is still the Bradford Pear. Native to Wisconsin. I read somewhere that it's a very slow grower. Red maples are slower growing. What do you think? Just because a plant looks great may make it one of landscapers favorite trees. Horses like to eat the Red maple cultivars and crosses leaves. We have October Glory, Autumn Blaze, Red Sunset, and Autumn Flame all planted in our yard (and at our nursery) A. Blaze is by far the fastest growing, we've had NO problems with it (it is my favorite). I'm thinking of planting a Red Sunset maple, or perhaps October Glory since I heard it has less droppings or some other advantage over Red Sunset (??) Just a quick note, there seems to be lots of people who love the Acer Rubrum cultivars and crosses. I have a pic of my sunset maple in the photo gallery. How can I apply the iron more efficiently or what else could it be or what else can I do? Whether we consider this a tree or a shrub, it would make our lists. It can produce multiple leaders so you may have to do some light pruning while it's young so that it has a single trunk. I see that Nature Hills is advertising a "Green Mountain Sugar Maple". I’ve written about this tree before. Autumn Blaze Maple. He said they are the least seedy of all the maples? October Glory Maple vs. There is good reason for this. Acer rubrum, the red maple, also known as swamp, water or soft maple, is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees of eastern and central North America.The U.S. Forest service recognizes it as the most abundant native tree in eastern North America. Conversely, our "Caddo Maple" and a neighbor's "Autumn Blaze" have produced amazing colors almost every year since they were planted some nine years ago. • Autumn blaze maple s are better if you want a quick … Yeah, I would probably axe the elm while its easy and cheap. It survived hurricane Irene, a tornado and an early snowstorm while the leaves were still green and still looks great. Birds and squirrels eat the male catkins in early spring. However, it has become apparent that many cultivars have unexpectedly begun to interbreed fairly readily. Birds won’t eat the fruit of a some crab apples. I personally like the fact they hold their leaves late into Fall before turning nice shades of red, yellow and orange. reports that they no longer carry the "Red Sunset" maple, due to the fact that the "Autumn Blaze" and "October Glory" varieties have superior growing habits, and display more reliable, as well as spectacular fall color in this area. Since you like grasses and succulents (me too!!) Next time, I will write about landscapers favorite shrubs. It has two very commonly used cultivars. Apple trees are susceptible to a number of diseases and this includes crab apples. USDA zones 5-9. Heritage (Betula nigra ‘Cully’) and Dura-Heat (Betula nigra ‘BNMTF’). One of the gardenweb members, Joolz, has some nice shots here: where you can get an idea of how fast red sunset grows -. The problem with that is the fact that her house is on the edge of the neighborhood that is located immediately next to a small horse stable and trotting area. >>I am curious what is wrong with the freemanii? Heritage tends to grow 40-70′ tall and Dura-Heat grows 30-40′. With names like these, you know that both “October Glory” and “Autumn Blaze” trees have beautiful fall color. The Autumn Blaze Red Maple, Acer fremanii, 'Autumn Blaze', is an extremely fast-growing maple with brilliant red fall color. Something that's not nutty & not super messy. Autumn Blaze Maple By Janet Bayers Red maples put on a show of fall color. Most of these landscape designs are for normal people who want a low care, great looking landscape. They are sorted by Latin name. We have a Red Sunset planted in our front yard near the lawn. I have read that it is seedless, has great crotch angles & excellent prolonged fall color. Except for shade, these are Full Sun trees!. It seems like it does not have most of the negative characteristics of either Autumn Blaze or Red Sunset. Under good conditions it can grow 3ft. Autumn Blaze was named street tree of the year in 2003. I hope that those who grow these trees are not near areas where the fall leaf drop can be ingested by horses. I just gave it a boiled (cooled) sugar mixed in gallon of water. It is also a hybrid that occurs in nature, so some of our native bugs don’t mind taking a nibble here and there (don’t worry you probably won’t even notice). (We will talk about another one is a minute). 4 years later it is approaching 20ft but not quite there, maybe by the end of the year. The leaves are medium to dark green in summer; fall colour varies from yellow to red-orange. Red fall color. While red maples thrive in wet areas of partial shade, they also do well in full sun and can tolerate moderate droughts. Red Sunset Red Maple is an awesome tree. It is a dense tree with good green color and great fall color. Don't forget some are oviate and some around round and spreading. Many types of birds, butterflies, and other insects flock to the pollen of their flowers. There are so many great options, so a little time spent on the plan will save you lots of money in the long run and can take your room from nice to fantastic! Some good ones include: ‘Sargent’, ‘Sargent Tina’, ‘Snowdrift’ and ‘Adirondack’. Another question if I may- When sites refer to a tree's "spread", is this the same thing as its' width, or is it more like a circumference? in a good size. It is slower growing and tends to have more issues with alkaline soil causing chlorosis (yellowing of leaf). But I firmly believe we will see it soon. Drought tolerant. Your email address will not be published. (Acer rubrum ‘Franksred’ RED SUNSET) This falls in the same category as the Autumn Blaze maple, except it is not a hybrid. Verdict: BAD. When this plant was introduced, it became the most desirable Maple and remains top notch today! This falls in the same category as the Autumn Blaze maple, except it is not a hybrid. I planted a 20-25′ crabapple tree last Sunday. Common cultivar. They can be successfully grown as a street-side or landscape plant and are prized for their ability to provide shade. Your email address will not be published. very cool for the immediate impact, but in the long run that could mean it will have weaker branches. I don't need an extremely fast rate, but I'd like it to have some presence in a few years. "Autumn Blaze" has medium-green, five-lobed leaves that emerge in spring with a red tint. That being said, some of these non natives are still excellent trees for wildlife. It possesses better structure than Autumn Blaze® Maple with more open branch angles and a better-defined central leader. Celebration® Maple is slightly narrower than other Freeman Maple cultivars although not in-league with upright trees like Crimson Spire Oak or Armstrong Maple. Wildlife Value: Very negative due to being so invasive. Is there more than one kind of these? Nurseries get to sell you a bigger tree years quicker and customers get the shade they want sooner. One of the best trees that landscapers use frequently. Soil PH above 6.5 will cause the leaves to become lighter in color. Here in the north it has reliable fall color, and the color last longest. The tree appears to be healthy in other respects. Red maple is moisture-loving, perhaps the moist important benefit of crossing it with silver maple is the attainment of some of the latter species drought resistance. Other than the obvious issue of "what tree", figuring out how far from the house to plant it, and how to position it relative to the bay window are concerns. Yes it is a cultivar (genetic clone) and a hybrid of two native trees, like the Autumn Blaze maple. The Red Sunset is a little leggier in our area than the others and tends to look a little rough in the heat. It sounds like typical drought stress/transplant shock. After they get established these trees should grow about 18 inches per year, maybe a little more in good soil with good moisture. If your tree looks healthy still, but have other ones in your yard dying, there is a good chance your tree already has beetles feeding on it. Showy red fruit attract many birds and other wildlife. Or if you'd like, I can give you mine. Plus the Black Tupelo is not a soft wood tree. Note is does have a tendency to shed twigs and small branches so they are a little bit messy sometimes. Sugar has the strongest growth and IMO the tidiest habit. What is your opinion. Growing a japanese maple bonsai tree and need advice! Good luck! Festuca Elijah blue would mimic the grey of the house. In Ohio you usually see for sale "Red Sunset" or "Autumn Glory"... from many sources that I've read, both are suppossed to be excellent/ superlative Maples for smaller urban yards, or front yards, or along the street. I have two tree questions: But just in case, what are your thoughts on the Sienna Glen maple? It may be the Asian long horned beetle or it might be something else. Has anyone grown an Acer Rubrum in clay? This excellent article is now four years old so the comments may no longer be monitored. Red Maples. This is the biggest factor in selecting a tree IMO. © 2018 Jim Anderson. It is tolerant of clay soils and droughty conditions. Since switching from a public garden to a commercial landscaping industry, I’ve had a chance to pay more attention to what plants are being used by landscapers in my area. Other then that, these plants are really just for the people in the garden. The Autumn Blaze Red Maple, Acer fremanii, 'Autumn Blaze', is an extremely fast-growing maple with brilliant red fall color. The leaves eventulally curl up and die. The Black Tupelo sounds like an interesting alternative. These still have the formal upright structure of the Bradford but resist storm damage better as they age. The tree probably got the name ‘autumn blaze maple’ because of the attractive and desirable color of its foliage and fruit. This ornamental red maple cultivar will add some dramatic color to you yard each fall. The last 3 years it leaves turn translucent at this time of year . Bark that looks great in the winter and a nice light dappled shade in the summer coupled with fast growth makes them staple of the landscapers trade. That same landscaper planted two of the same kind of trees at the entry of that neighborhood not more than 3 city blocks away from the horse area. :). This tree is reported to be one of the top 5 most desired front yard trees. Will the grass still grow under or will I lose it? Many of these seedlings also have the thorns that had been bred out of their parent cultivars and make them a pain to remove. The deeply lobed leaves shift from a rich green in the spring and summer months to a fiery orange-red hue as the cooler weather sets in. OK, maybe a bird might nest in one or a rabbit or deer may chew on one. October has a thick head, is a good grower and has great fall color. Verdict: GOOD! However, plant breeders have created crab apples that grow in all sizes and shapes, resist diseases and have fruit of different size and color. Heat resistance is another difference as the Dura-Heat does much better in warmer areas (say south of the Mason-Dixon line) then the Heritage. We’d love to keep it… Is it worth spending money for treatments to try to keep it alive for another 5-10 years? We need to plant a tree in the front yard. • Sienna glen maple trees show fall color slightly earlier than autumn blaze maples. The Red Sunset® Red Maple has been specially selected from among thousands of seedlings to be the best red maple available. I dont' think you would be dissappointed. I know that the red maples beautiful fall colors are making those trees and their cultivars very popular all over much of the nation. The tree easily reaches 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide, as it grows in a pyramidal shape which begins to open as the tree ages. Autumn Blaze Freeman Maple was the first freeman maple marketed which is one reason I believe it is so well known. “Autumn Blaze” grows rapidly -- from 3 to 5 feet a year -- significantly faster than most red maples. Also, come winter, sienna glen handles snow, ice and wind better than the autumn blaze. May 29, 2019 - October Glory Maple vs. The birds and wild life will make quick work of all the seeds with virtually no germination. They also have the highest germination rate meaning thousands of seedlings growing in your lawn and beds every year. That said, I am now very happy with the tree! and Autumn Blaze are said to be more oviate, whereas the October Glory, Somerset and Brandywine (I forget what the Autumn Blaze does) are sayd to be more round and spreading. Verdict: GOOD! Best known for producing maple syrup. Recommended only for acidic wet soil conditions with the realization that it may end up being subject to invasive pest soon. The tree is a good food source for bees and birds, but the small dark purplish 1/2 inch fleshy fruit is not reported to cause problems. The sad thing is that most landscapers and nurserymen have never heard about the danger those dropped leaves are for horses. I've seen some rangy looking trees and some not so wonderful crotch angles. HI Jim, I saw some people who worked out the window dilemma by cutting all of the low branches off, but it had dual trunks, and attempts to save it didn't look good.Anyway, now my problem is the mid-day sun bakes the house, and the middle section looks empty. Jim work's as a Landscape Designer in the far northwest suburbs of Chicago. I would recommend removal of existing trees if these are an invasive problem in your area. It's beautiful tree all year and well behaved.
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