|Fast growing, pyramidal to rounded maple that grows to 50 feet in height and 35 feet in width. New foliage emerges vibrant red, turns dark green in summer and bright red in fall. Smooth, light gray bark becomes deeply ridged with age. Showy red flowers precede foliage on intriguing reddish branches. Best suited for cooler climates. Colors before 'October Glory'. Dirr says "One of the highest rated trees in the Ohio Shade Tree Evaluation Tests." An excellent large lawn tree. Species is native to eastern United States.