|Fast growing upright tree becomes 50 feet to 75 feet tall and retains a narrow form for the most part. New foliage emerges vibrant red, turns dark green in summer. Fall color is usually orange-red to yellow-orange (in warmer climates) but not as brillant as other varieties. Smooth, silver-gray bark becomes deeply ridged with age. Petioles on this maple are long, resulting in droopy looking leaves. Showy red flowers precede foliage on intriguing reddish branches. Brilliant fall color. An excellent large lawn tree. Native to eastern United States.