depending on variety
depending on variety
or Part Shade
Zones - 5-9
trees are perhaps the most popular shade trees
in America. They are wide spreading trees with
extremely thick, attractive foliage. In the south,
maple trees are most recognized for their fabulous
display of foliage color during fall, various
dhades of red.
hybrids have been developed that are very fast
growing and guarantee red foliage in fall.
Blaze' Maple - The is an extremely fast-growing
maple with brilliant red fall color. Under good
conditions it can grow 3ft. or more per year to
a mature size of 40-50 feet high and an equal
spread. It is tolerant of clay soils and droughty
conditions. This deciduous tree develops a dense
oval head with strong branching which makes it
a popular shade tree as well as an ornamental
Flame' Maple - The is
a fast growing tree to a height of 40-50 feet
high and an equal spread. It is also one of the
first trees to show fall color. The Autumn Flame
Red Maple has scarlet leaves in fall. It will
grow in low lands and can handle excessive moisture.
The growth habit is pyramidal when young with
ascending branches. The branches develop low and
form a dense, narrow crown. The lobed leaves are
a nice bright green. It requires full sun for
best effect. It is not as tolerant of drought
as some other maples. This tree is a large tree
that can achieve a trunk size of three feet or
more in diameter. This is truly a beautiful shade
Maple - This
is a smaller maple, 20-30 foot-high by 25-foot-wide.
The Trident Maple has beautiful 3-inch-wide, tri-lobed
leaves, glossy green above and paler underneath,
which turn various shades of red, orange, and
yellow in autumn. Its flowers are bright yellow
and showy in the spring. With its fast growth
rate, attractive orange-brown peeling bark, and
easy maintenance, the Trident Maple is popular
as a patio or street tree. It has enormous use
for the home, commercial, or municipal property.
Makes a nice small tree that can tolerate urban
conditions, ie; confined root space, pollution,
and heat and drought.