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we have it narrowed down on a Debroah maple and an orange blaze maple.

Anyone have any thoughts on these two trees.

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Not sure what an Orange blaze is...

When I moved here there was 3 weeping willows (about 1 year old) i decided my yard was not big enough for such large willows, I had then dug out which was pretty easy due to the fact they didnt seem to be rooted right.

Anyway, after a lot of research I decided on 2 Autumn Blaze maples. After 1 year in the ground they have doubled in size and shaping out beautifully.

A wind storm took out my cranapple out front so I replaced it with another Autumn blaze since I have been so satisfied with the other 2.

My son brought home some kind of Oak tree which I planted out back...and it is about the same height as it was last year...about 2 feet.

I am thinking the Autumn and Orange Blazes are the same thing

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We put 2 Autumn Blazes in last year and are very happy with them so far.

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I've got an Autumn blaze that I put in almost 6 years ago. About as tall as our 2 level split home now and doing great. No mess, great red color in the fall that lasts, and a nice shade tree. I would recommend them.

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well, not to join the bandwagon but i just re-did my entire backyard and i too planted an autumn blaze. They are awesome looking trees, quick growing, and dont get gigantic. i think my tag said 40' in diameter.

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The Deborah Maple will give you a nice burgundy color in the spring then dark green summer, fall color is brownish. The deborah's won't grow quite as fast as the autumn blaze. Sometimes the deborah can be fussy getting through the first winter. If you are looking for a quick sturdy shade tree go with the autumn blaze. Another option is the Northwoods maple, similar to the blaze only soil, weather, & fertilizing can affect the color sometimes great red other times more orange. good luck

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BTW -- by purchasing a 2.5 inch tree and paying a little more is that worth it? anyone do that?

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BTW -- by purchasing a 2.5 inch tree and paying a little more is that worth it? anyone do that?

Mine were just in containers at bomgaars. I think they were maybe...an inch when I got them. They are easily 2 and 1/2 inches now.. So it might give you a a seasons head start over the regular size starting tree.

I chose the Autumn blaze due to the fact they were fast growing but a lot sturdier then most fast growing trees.

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BC the Autumn Blaze is a cross bred between a Red Maple and a Silver Maple...they grow extremely fast as noted above. You could be safe buying a #20 container for a local Bachmans for a couple hundred bucks and have a great looking tree now and certainly in the next couple growing seasons. Great fall color.

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i paid $88 for mine this spring and its maybe an inch and a quarter and maybe 10' tall. I didnt want to pay someone to grow my tree for me so i got the smaller of the sizes for less money.

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