|'Gerling' is a fast growing, upright tree becoming densely branched and broadly rounded with age. Reaches 25 feet tall and spreads 35 feet. New foliage emerges vibrant red, turns dark green in summer and brilliant yellow to fiery red in fall. Smooth, light gray bark becomes deeply ridged with age. Showy red flowers precede foliage on intriguing reddish branches. Exceptional fall color. An excellent lawn tree. Native to eastern United States. 'October Glory' (best heat tolerance) and 'Red Sunset' (better in cooler areas) are widely available.