plant quick find clear
Maples are the premier trees for providing shade and dramatic fall color. And happily, there's a maple for just about every garden -- from the smaller varieties that stay under 20 feet tall to big species that can reach 100 feet or more. And if you think maples are only showy for their leaves, think again. Some types (such as paperbark and coralbark maples) display intriguing branch color and texture. Others have brightly colored flower clusters.
Note: Some species, such as Norway maple, can become invasive pests; check local restrictions before planting.
Part Sun, Sun
20 feet or more
To 50 feet wide