Autumn Blaze Red Maple

Pookie5569July 27, 2014

I Just Bought a 15 foot Autumn Blaze #15 Freeman Red Maple and it is July 28, 2014 in Detroit. Is it ok to plant it now or do I have to wait until Sometime in September? Also, will the leaves be Green all summer or will they be Red? Can someone Please tell me something about this tree as I know Nothing about it other than it is Beautiful in the fall.

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Meuhey(zone 4a)

I have a maple tree that I dug up in mid june, he kind of died but is now doing great, I suspect it is an Autum blaze but I'm not sure, is it better to wait till fall to transplant it in the ground??? Can I plant it in a red maple-aspen-birch forest?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 11:44AM
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tenacre(Z5 SW MI)

Is it container or B&B?

How large is the container (or B&B)?

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 11:18AM
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nurseryman33(4/5)

You can plant it now, as long as you can reach it with a water hose. I would get it in the ground. It will be green all summer and beautiful in the fall. It grows pretty fast, sometimes the trunk gets vertical cracks in it but it doesn't seem to hurt it. It is prone to some bad V-shaped branch crotches that you'll want to remove when young.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2014 at 7:19PM
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tenacre(Z5 SW MI)

nurseryman33 4/5 Wed, Jul 30, 14 at 19:19 wrote:
> It is prone to some bad V-shaped branch crotches
> that you'll want to remove when young.

Ditto that. Wish I'd known 13 years ago.

Once they get to a certain size you can't remove them without substantial stress to the tree. And if you leave them alone, they'll eventually split in a windstorm.

I have two gorgeous maples, one 30' and the other 37', both of which I have large branch V crotch. About 3 years ago I tethered the branches with eye-screws and polyester cord.

Here is a link that might be useful: tether

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 12:22AM
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