Maple Tree – Leaf Colors

Q: I intend to plant a maple tree in my front yard in late September. I want a tree that has fall leaf color of yellow/gold/red. What varieties of maple can you suggest?

A: Donna Dixon at Four Seasons Nursery in Buford says it’s tough to name a single tree that will give you the all colors you want. ‘Legacy’ sugar maple goes from yellow to orange-red in fall. ‘Autumn Blaze’ maple turns a gorgeous red. Check online for images of these two and choose the one that suits you best.