The autumn blaze maple is a hybrid of the silver and red maples, named after its vibrant red fall colors. It is quite a versatile shade tree, able to withstand almost anything from wet to dry and any soil type. The fastest growing maple, it grows around 2 to 3 feet a year, reaching a height of 50 feet and a 30 foot wide canopy at maturity. The autumn blaze is resistant to bugs, invasive diseases, high winds and extreme cold, making this shade tree perfect for any kind of residence. It even requires little to no pruning, as its canopy shape will naturally remain constant. Can’t think of a better tree for your front yard!