Please note: Small Autumn Blaze specimen are 2-3m tall in 65l containers.
Acer x freemanii Autumn Blaze is a stunning cultivar of a naturally occurring hybrid of Acer rubrum and Acer saccharinum that was found in the United States National Arboretum in the 1930’s.
As well as growing the Autumn Blaze as a single-stemmed standard tree, we also stock multi-stemmed specimen. Given the main attribute of this tree is its vibrant red autumn colour, a multi-stem is a great choice for interest starting from ground level and to also offer lower level screening during the summer months.
Acer rubrum is the tree that is generally selected for this purpose, however Acer x freemanii Autumn Blaze performs more successfully in the UK, as Acer rubrum struggles to access an essential trace element, Manganese, which is only available to the tree at a low pH, which is uncommon in the UK.
Acer x freemanii Autumn Blaze is fortunate that it possess the strength and toughness of Acer saccharinum, yet also has the delicate and pretty qualities offered by Acer rubrum.
It really is quite a dramatic tree which potentially rivals popular trees such as Liquidambar (Sweet Gum) for autumn colour. On a cautionary note, this vigorous grower can be slightly brittle, so it should be avoided on sites which are prone to persistent high winds to avoid damage,
This tree tolerates all soil conditions and is most suited to parklands and gardens with plenty of space for it to reach its full glory at maturity.
Mature height: 12-17m
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
Get a quote for delivery for your county here.
Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.