All of these cultivars are vigorous growing trees with strong, symmetrical growth and a good central leader. Good branching habit. Foliage is a deep green in summer, changing to brilliant shades of red to orange in the fall. Fall color is variable; based upon genetics, soil characteristics, and climate. A great tree for lawns, streets or parks. Form is pyramidal in youth to rounded in maturity. Root system can tend to be shallower than other shade trees, making planting around sidewalks a potential hazard.
Mature Height: 40′
Mature Spread: 30′
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Preference: Tolerant to a wide variety of soils
Nurseryman’s Notes: This is the most popular shade tree we grow, and for good reason! Few pest or disease problems and tolerant of tough, clay soils or wetter soils. Great fall color! ‘October Glory’ and ‘Red Sunset’ are the most widely planted and offer excellent orange-red fall color. ‘Sun Valley’ turns a brilliant red color, approximately 1-2 weeks before ‘October Glory’ and ‘Red Sunset’ and is seedless. ‘Redpointe’ also turns bright red around the time of ‘Sun Valley’. ‘Redpointe’ has the fastest growth rate, similar to ‘Autumn Blaze’ Maple.