Whether it’s in a wet or dry environment, hard clay or sandy loam, this hybrid can withstand almost anything. As a combination of the silver and red maples, the Autumn Blaze Maple adapts to a variety of climates and soils, is fast-growing, and presents magnificent fall colors. Growing 2’-3’ each year, it will ascend to a height of 50’ with a 30’ wide canopy. In fact, the Autumn Blaze Maple outgrows any other tree in the maple family. Virtually “no need pruning” makes this one of the most ideal shade trees as its shape will remain constant with little or no maintenance. Its strength and resistance to high winds and ice damage make it the perfect shade tree for both urban and suburban neighborhoods. It is resistant to bugs, invasive diseases and car exhausts, and it doesn’t drop seed pods.