"Autumn Blaze" has the cold-hardy silver maple as one of its parents, so it is more cold-tolerant than "October Glory." From its red maple parent, it gets strong wood and a strong branch structure, so it resists storm and snow damage. While "October Glory" is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 9 and also stands up to bad weather, "Autumn Blaze" is hardy in USDA zones 3 through 8.
Autumn Blaze Maple is a gorgeous tree as it grows to become mature. This tree is beautiful all year and looks fantastic in the spring and summer as it is covered with beautiful green leaves. During the fall months, the leaves change to red, yellow and orange and supply lots of beautiful colors as other plants and trees begin to die out for the season. It is straightforward to grow as this tree can adapt to all different types of soils and can grow almost anywhere it is planted.