Also called swamp maple. Beginning the season with bright green leaves and with a very symmetrical shape, this deciduous tree is heralded as the standard for the red maples. Plant in part shade to full sun. Good along streets. For a maple it is a fast grower yet a medium water user. Tolerant of wet soil conditions. Fall color is spectacular ranging from red to bright orange as the season comes to an end. Deep water every 7-10 days. Not temperature sensitive or disease prone and does not need protection.