Plant These Seedless Maples Without Helicopter Seeds

Plant These Seedless Maples Without Helicopter Seeds

It’s hard not to love maple trees when you think of their crisp red, orange and yellow hues every fall. But face it: the helicopter seeds that fall along with their leaves are a pain to clean up.

What can you do when you love the tree but hate the hassle? Well, there are seedless maple trees without helicopter seeds. They’re the best of both worlds!

Find out what seedless maple tree is best for you below.

Maple Trees Without Helicopter Seeds by Zone

For best results, choose a maple within your plant hardiness zone. And while fall is the best time to plant maples, spring is a close second!

Seedless Maple Trees

Firefall maple (zones 3-7): A cherry-red maple that’s tolerant of harsh wind, snow and ice
Celebration maple (zones 3-8): A tree with bright yellow and orange fall leaves that can handle ice, storms and drought
Autumn fantasy maple (zones 3-9): A ruby-red, drought-tolerant maple
Northwood red maple (zones 3-9): A mid-size maple with early fall color
Marmo maple (zones 3-9): A maroon maple that can thrive in many soil types, including heavy clay
Sun Valley maple (zones 4-7): A shady maple with a fiery red fall canopy
Brandywine red maple (zones 4-8): A fast-growing maple with red-to-purple fall color
Jamestown red maple (zones 4-8): A towering maple that can reach up to 70 feet

Are autumn blaze maple trees seedless? Are sienna glen maples seedless?

Autumn blaze and sienna glen maples do sprout helicopter seeds. However, there are many hybrid versions that are seedless – like the celebration and autumn fantasy maples above.

What about a sienna glen maple vs. an autumn blaze? Which tree is better?

There are several seedless varieties of sienna glen and autumn blaze maples. But not all are. So, double-check again before buying.

Both trees have brilliant fall color, but there are a few differences between the sienna glen and autumn blaze maple. See which tree is better for you below.

Sienna glen maple trees show fall color slightly earlier than autumn blaze maples. Also, come winter, sienna glen handles snow, ice and wind better than the autumn blaze.
Autumn blaze maples are better if you want a quick addition to your landscape that’s easy to manage. They’re notoriously fast growers (up to 3 feet per year!) and are typically unaffected by pests or diseases.

Ready to plant your seedless maple? Get step-by-step instructions here!

  • The Tree Doctor September 4, 2018 >Hi Tim, I am not aware of any Japanese or Korean maple cultivars that are specifically marketed as being seedless. Most references to seedless maples are for hybrids between two different species, many of which are seedless or produce fewer seeds than either parent species. Because seeds of the Asian maples are often colorful, they are often considered a desirable ornamental feature. The number of seeds produced can vary from year to year. A frost during spring flowering can kill the blooms reducing the number of seeds for that season. Unfortunately, the following year may see heavier than normal seed crops. Norway maples are considered invasive in many areas because of the many seedlings produced that displace native sugar and red maple. Hopefully, this helps.
  • Tim Albertson August 28, 2018 >Are there any seedless Korean maples or seedless Japanese like Emporer . How about semi seedless or not crazy seeds. We have fought Amur maple seedlings in 4 places for 30 years , so looking for relief from that. Thanks.
  • JoAnn Sacco June 10, 2018 >I would like a seedless, global shaped, not oval or pyramidal, dark green leaf maple. I like the tree to have an umbrella shape top. Heavy shade. My neighbor across the street has one but does not remember the type.
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