|'Red Skin' is a fast growing, hardy, upright tree becoming broadly rounded with age. Reaches 40 feet tall with a similar spread. New foliage emerges vibrant red, turns dark green in summer and intense maroon-red in early 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.