Grab a seat in your own yard for Fall's changing of the leaves!
If you want to add Fall color to your landscape, try maple trees. They grow well in Colorado and have gorgeous fall color. They're also categorized as some of the the least messy trees.
Newer selections of maples are well suited to our climate and include Green Mountain Maple, Apollo Sugar Maple, and Bigtooth Maple.
Bigtooth Maples are fast growing, drought tolerant, and have a spreading rounded canopy with colorful fall foliage. They grow very large - reaching 50 feet in height - and have a broad, spreading canopy.
Green Mountain maple trees (in the Sugar Maple family) are medium sized ornamental trees with a pyramid shape and spectacular fall color. This tree's leave is displayed on the Canadian flag. Beautiful when planted solo, but especially gorgeous when planted massed in groups. Perfect for shade and privacy between large yards. Data sheet click here.
Apollo Sugar Maple is uniquely narrow and has dense, compact branching, giving it a columnar look for limited spaces. Bright deep yellow with a tinge or red in the fall, it grows to third feet in height with a spread of ten feet. The dark green foliage in summer withstands summer heat. Resistant to Japanese beetle (which we don't have yet in our area but might in the future). Data sheet click here.
Mesa Glow Maple is a somewhat smaller tree (28ft. height by 18 foot spread fully grown). Drought tolerant, cold hardy, and upright oval shaped. Orange red to red in Fall. Data sheet click here.
Want to see even more maples? Click here for a gallery complete with data sheets.
Data sheets courtesy: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.