NOTE: Autumn blaze maple tree may be referred to as Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ in this article, in fact, those are the same plants, Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ is the botanical name for Autumn blaze maple tree.
When landscaping a large area, the Autumn Blaze maple tree is a great focal point because of its beautiful fall foliage and shapely form. The red maple and the silver maple are native to North America. The Autumn Blaze maple tree can grow as much as two feet per year if the right conditions are present.
If you plan to grow a shade tree along a busy street, this variety is pollution- tolerant and is suitable for urban areas. It is able to adapt to a wide range of soil conditions. The Autumn Blaze maple tree has bright green leaves that turn brilliant orange-red in the fall.
Why does my Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ roots have rot?
If left untreated, root rot on your Autumn blaze maple tree (Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’) can be fatal. For this reason, if the symptoms appear, we highly advise that you adhere to our recommendations to keep your plant alive: Blackened and softened roots.
Why does my Autumn blaze maple tree have gray mold spots?
Gray mold spots are a specific fungus that regularly harms flowers and spreads swiftly. If you notice any brown (or gray) spots, this fungus is probably to cause. You risk your plant dying if you ignore these warning indications.
The solution is quite logical when you know the cause of the problem. Most of the time, it is due to overwater of the Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’. We advise you to remove the infected parts of the plant, cut off the infected roots and leaves, then repot your plant using sterile potting soil and a clean pot.
Why does my Autumn blaze maple tree have leaf spots?
If your plants exhibit symptoms like rapid color changes in the leaves or leaves that wilt or droop, we give you all the information you need to recognize them and rescue your plants. For owners of Autumn blaze maple tree, this kind of illness is among the most distressing.
Why are my Autumn blaze maple tree leaves turning yellow?
In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.
Reduce your watering frequency when you fear your plants are being overwatered, and follow these steps to determine whether they may be lacking in nutrients:
Here are some indicators of yellowing on the Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ brought on by its numerous flaws:
- Magnesium deficiency starts as yellow patches between leaf veins on older leaves. Veins stay green as yellow moves from the leaf center out. Leaf edges turn yellow last.
- Yellowing between leaf veins is another sign of iron shortage, but young leaves on plant tops and branch tips are initially affected.
- Sulfur deficiency starts with the newest leaves, turning them yellow throughout.
- Leaf edges turning bright yellow but inside leaf remaining green are signs of potassium insufficiency. The symptoms first appear on older leaves, and the leaf edges quickly become dark.
- A broad yellowing indicates a nitrogen deficiency. Yellowing starts with older, inner leaves. Yellowing spreads as it advances, eventually touching new leaves as well.
According to the symptoms mentioned above, you just have to act accordingly. You can reduce your watering frequency, or fix a deficiency in Potassium, or Nitrogen, for that, you just have to buy a special soil for your deficiency, a consultant in a gardening store will know perfectly well how to inform you.
Is my Autumn blaze maple tree sunburned?
It is simple to determine whether your Autumn blaze maple tree (your Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’) has sunburn. Your plant will change color in this instance, beginning to turn yellow or white, much like it does on us.
As we saw above, if your Autumn blaze maple tree receives too much water or not enough light, the leaves may also change color.
The bottom of the yellow leaves with a shaded area closer to the base can be examined to determine if they have been sunburned. If this part remains greener, the yellow leaf is most likely sunburned and not something else.
Why are my Autumn blaze maple tree leaves turning brown?
Most of the time, leaves of a Autumn blaze maple tree that turn brown is a sign that your plant has been sunburned, it has probably been exposed to too much direct sunlight. Don’t panic, your plant probably won’t die from this, but its growth will take a hit.
Should I leave my Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ in direct sunlight?
No! Don’t leave your Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ (or Autumn blaze maple tree) in the sun if it displays the symptoms mentioned above; that’s why it’s in such a bad situation.
The remedy, as said in the paragraph above, is simple: just move your plant’s Autumn blaze maple tree out of direct sunlight. Your plant should swiftly re-grow with this strategy and appropriate watering.
Why are my Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ leaves drooping or wilting ?
This typically occurs when your Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ gets dehydrated. Large plants are more at risk since they naturally require more water than smaller plants.
An easy way to know if your Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ is lacking water is to under-weigh its pot, if it looks light, it means that the soil and the roots are probably quite dry, and therefore need water!
In order to ensure that the roots of your plant receive the water’s benefits, you must first moisten the soil in the container if it is absolutely dry. One common error is to immediately drown the Autumn blaze maple tree after a dry period in the belief that it requires a lot of water.
This is the case, but giving too much water at once is the best way to finish it off, you should actually water the soil normally, resuming a quiet watering rhythm.
Caring Tips for Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’
Water is essential to the survival of your plant, however, it is important to balance the rate of watering. As we explained above, overwatering could have fatal consequences for your Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’.
The best way to know if your plant needs water or not is to touch the soil, if you feel it is still wet, it is probably a good idea to wait a few more days.
Always keep temperatures stable
It is also a good idea to keep your Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ at a stable temperature (especially if it is kept indoors!). At GreenShack, we generally recommend staying in the 65 and 85 degrees F range. Of course, do not place your Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ near a source of hot (or cold) air such as A/C units, radiators or the like.
Keep your Autumn blaze maple tree Dust-Free
This one concerns indoor plants, just like on your furniture, dust is also deposited on the leaves of your indoor plants, the problem is that it can prevent them from receiving the necessary light, this would slow down (or even stop) the photosynthesis process, and eventually, they would lose their colors.
For your Autumn blaze maple tree, this would be a true descent into hell, and it would also appease the pests.
Take a microfiber cloth and gently massage the plant’s leaves to get rid of the dust. Use a damp cloth to make dust removal easier, but avoid using corrosive materials like rubbing alcohol!
Keep drainage in mind
If you tend to overwater, you need to pay attention to your drainage, and we advise choosing a saucer and a pot with drainage holes if they are not already there.
If your pots don’t already have holes in them, you can add volcanic rocks (or any other pebbles with holes) to the bottom of your pot in the meantime. This will assist in creating a channel and keep the water from pooling there for an extended period of time, protecting the roots from decay.