The Red Maple is known as such because it is one of the first trees to change its color in the fall--a brilliant scarlet red--and bears many small red flowers in April. This tree can grow to a maximum height of 40-60' with a spread of 25-45'. The Red Maple has the widest tolerance to climate conditions of all the maples. It transplants very easily and is a fast grower. Trees grow best in full sun with wet soil conditions.