blackhawks1
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Autumn blaze maple

I was thinking of getting one of these and located one at a local home center. The tag on the tree says 40 tall by 20 wide. Everything I've seen on the web says 50 tall by 40 wide. Space is a consideration for me. What should I believe. :roll:

valleytreeman
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Re: Autumn blaze maple

blackhawks1 wrote:I was thinking of getting one of these and located one at a local home center. The tag on the tree says 40 tall by 20 wide. Everything I've seen on the web says 50 tall by 40 wide. Space is a consideration for me. What should I believe. :roll:
Believe what you see on the web and maybe even then some in the right location. The tag is greatly underestimating the eventual size.
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blackhawks1
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Thanks for the information. I will have to look at another option. I would still love to get a colorful maple in my yard somewhere though!

MagnoliaMan
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Treeman is right

It does depend on your location, but this tree is a big one. Here in south central KS the KS Forest Services' tree list says 50-60' height, 40-50' width. Fast grower, shallow roots!

valleytreeman
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Other maple options

Something like a trident maple or one of the standard Japanese maples might fit the bill.
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