Autumn Flame Red Maple: Acer rubrum - 20 Inch Pot - 10 Foot Tall
A medium-sized, deciduous tree with brilliant orange-red fall foliage.
Caring for Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame', a variety of Red Maple tree, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. This deciduous tree thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. Plant it in a location with enough space for its mature size, as Red Maples can grow quite large. Water the tree deeply and regularly, especially during dry periods, to ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Mulching around the base of the tree helps retain moisture and suppress weeds. Prune the tree in late winter or early spring to remove any dead or crossing branches and maintain a balanced shape. Red Maples are generally resistant to pests and diseases but monitor for any signs of trouble. With proper care, your Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame' will reward you with its stunning fall foliage, displaying vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, and become a beautiful focal point in your landscape.