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Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'

Autumn Flame Red Maple

  • »  Native
  • »  Very easy to grow
  • »  Clean summer look and blazing fall foliage color
  • »  Small, deep red flowers open in early to mid-April
  • »  Attracts bees, birds and butterflies
  • »  Medium green, trident shaped leaves

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Incredibly easy to grow, 'Autumn Flame' is an outstanding looking tree with a clean summer look and blazing fall foliage color that make it a plant that should be used even more. This is one of the earliest flowering of all our native maples with its small, deep red flowers opening in early to mid-April providing one of the earliest nectar sources for native bees and butterflies. Medium green, trident shaped leaves form a thick but not impenetrable head that provides great shelter and nesting area for a wide variety of birds. There is not a more spectacular foliage show in the fall than 'Autumn Flame' with its early to mid-Autumn explosion of fiery crimson color. This American Beauties signature tree tolerates moisture and even wet feet while performing famously in the landscape.

Fall Color
Focal Point
Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Supports Bees
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained