Autumn Fantasy

notesAugust 19, 2007

Anybody have one?

"Real-life" pics/experience would be appreciated.

Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
austintxeric(z8 Austin, TX)

I planted an Autumn Fantasy Maple back in September 2004. It was about 7 feet tall at the time. It has grown to at least 15-18 feet tall in the last 3 years. I had to do some pruning to undo some bad Home Depot pruning when I got it, but it is really growing well now. Here are some pics:
This is a picture taken in May 2005

This is another picture taken in May 2005

This picture was taken in June 2007

Another picture taken in June 2007:

    Bookmark   August 30, 2007 at 3:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
maryhawkins99

nice looking tree.

how are the fall colors?

any problems with roots?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2007 at 8:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
austintxeric(z8 Austin, TX)

So far here in the Austin area it hasn't produced much fall color, I think it is a little too warm here during the fall time. maybe this fall will be different but the past 3 falls it has held onto its leaves until early December then they drop with very little color other than brown. But thats the way most deciduous trees are in my area. So far no root problems, although I do have mine planted fairly high due to drainage concerns in the back part of my yard. I can see a couple of roots that are beginning to show up along the surface, but that is only within the mulched area for now.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 11:43AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fenix

I planted two autumn fantasies in fall 2006 and have been very happy with them so far. At the time of planting they were about 10-11 feet tall and had a caliper of about 1 1/2". Now, not even a year later, they've put on a couple of feet and increased the trunk caliper to around 2". I'm anxious to see what they look like this fall, but last fall they were an insanely bright red. Kind of cartoonish looking, but I loved it and it was certainly the most eye-catching thing in the nursery. I didn't stake them and they servived a very cold and windy winter and added some winter interest with their bright red branches. One thing to note though, so far the canopy on my trees is somewhat spread out. Not as dense as my Autumn Blaze, but still pretty. I would plant them again. BTW, I'm in eastern Iowa.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 12:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fenix

Forgetting to spell check fails me every time; meant to type "survived". One more thing about the roots. I mistakenly planted mine a bit too deep. When I learned what root girdling was about two week ago I went out and dug them back only to notice several roots circling the base of the trunk. I removed what I could. Just plant properly and you should be fine.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 12:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
notes

I'm in eastern Iowa too, fenix.
My tree is doing great, but the branches on the bottom half droop down instead of going up.
Is this okay?
Thanks

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 5:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
notes

Here's a pic (I hope)

    Bookmark   September 1, 2007 at 12:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
austintxeric(z8 Austin, TX)

Here is another picture of my Autumn Fantasy maple:

    Bookmark   September 4, 2007 at 10:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
samnsarah

Notes, just prune them. It will be fine.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 7:41AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Eric's Weeping Japanese Maple
I was at Home Depot yesterday and got this Eric's Japanese...
Allan870
Green-leafed, spreading-habit Japanese Maple varieties?
Hi All- We're looking for a Japanese Maple for our...
folksnake
Central lead?
Had this tree planted in the fall and getting increasingly...
libratravel
Central lead?
Had this tree planted in the fall and getting increasingly...
libratravel
Japanese Maple concerns
The tree has two main branches. Is that normal? Also...
420benz
Sponsored Products
Autumn Twilight Wall Sconce
Lightology
Autumn Twilight Twelve-Light Silver and Gold Chandelier
Bellacor
Fall Tones Burlap Pumpkin Figurine Set
$20.99 | zulily
Nourison Fantasy Multicolor 1' 9" x 2' 9" Scatter Rug
$24.00 | Home Depot
Metcalf 4Lt Wall Vanity Autumn Bronze Satin E
PLFixtures
Thumbprintz Innocence Shower Curtain
Overstock.com
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™