Our customers grow the beautiful Autumn Fantasy Maple Tree (Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Fantasy') for great shade, fast growth, pretty shape, easy care and the phenomenal color change come fall. This is one of the very best maples for reliable ruby red fall color across a wide geographical area.
This hybrid of a Silver Maple and a Red Maple is a dependable tree that has the best traits of both parents. It grows quickly and is dependable in the landscape. It grows in almost any condition and is one of the toughest and most adaptable shade trees available on the market today.
The popular red maple is prized for its landscape value as both a great shade tree and for their wonderful red fall color. But not all Red Maple are as widely adapted as the Autumn Fantasy Maple, (Acer X freemanii 'Autumn Fantasy').
A popular lawn tree this maple variety will provide shade in a short amount of time which is much appreciated in the warmer climates of the west. But this very special tree also tolerates the harsh cold of zones 3 -4 where other red maples performance may be challenged. It also grows in high pH soils found in the Western states.
Autumn Fantasy is a hybrid selection that was chosen for great form, outstanding fall color and the ability to tolerate a snow load without damage. It displays resistance to wind damage.
This improved tree is a great choice for today's yards!
Autumn Fantasy Maple Tree will be a winner in your yard and neighborhood. You and the neighbors will love the bright, bold color that comes on as nights get cooler.
Plan an outdoor recreation area in your backyard that will be shaded by the lovely leaves all summer. If used as a lawn tree, set a hammock or two directly under the tree to casually laze away a summer's afternoon.
Site it 30 feet away from a fire pit with rustic benches set in a circle around it. Autumn Fantasy Maple will create a magnificent backdrop for your fall get-togethers.
Use it as the anchor in a large, curved garden bed. You'll gain privacy and a great focal point in your landscape. Underplant a young Autumn Fantasy Maple with large evergreen Yew shrubs placed in a loose curve 10 feet behind the trunk of your tree. Plant them all at the same time, so the Yews will have a chance to get established when the Autumn Fantasy is still young and growing fast.
You'll seamlessly highlight the last part of the growing season and create interest in the winter garden. It won't take long for your planting to look very established in the landscape.
Accent the edge of your bed with sun-lovers like Ornamental Grasses, small shrubs like Goldflame Spirea, any of our perennial Asters and Autumn Joy Sedum where they'll glow in the fall sunlight.
Mulch the bed for easy maintenance, but don't let the mulch touch any stems of your plants. Give them breathing room!
In the front yard, this wonderful shade tree grows fast. Place it 50 feet away from a south or southwest facing window to provide angular shade to block the hot afternoon sun.
Because it's disease and pest free, this variety is really the perfect choice. Just plant it, then stand back and let it grow!
Autumn Fantasy Maple is adapted to a wide variety of soil types. Once established, they are one of the most drought tolerant varieties of Maple tree. It will even tolerate periodic wet soil, as long as it drains quickly.
When young, prune to maintain a single leader. Simply remove any secondary leaders back to the main trunk. Once grown, this tree is almost maintenance free.
Provide your Autumn Fantasy a well-drained, full sun location and stand back and let this tree perform.
While its tolerant of some drought, you'll get the best results with regular watering. Plan to drag your hose out to provide deep waterings during extreme periods of heat. Mulch in hotter, drier climates to 3 to 4 inches out to 3 feet beyond the outside of the canopy to protect the top of the root ball.
Fast growing Autumn Fantasy Maple Tree will be a winner in your yard and in your neighborhood. Order yours now!
|Botanical Name||Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Fantasy'|
|Mature Height||45 - 50 feet|
|Mature Spread||35 - 40 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Early Spring|
|Growing Zone Range||3-9|