Autumn Blaze Maple is another outstanding and very popular hybrid of red maple and silver maple. It is an upright, fast-growing, deciduous shade tree that can grow 40 to 55 feet tall with ascending branching and a dense, broad-oval crown. The foliage turns into a gorgeous autumn blaze of orange-red to scarlet-red fall color. It is very tolerant of dry or wet soil conditions, is relatively disease resistant, but has a shallow root system that can impact sidewalks or driveways if planted too close. Autumn Blaze Maples are one of the most desired cultivars of Acer x freemanii.