Which Maple Tree to Plant

Asked October 21, 2016, 11:31 AM EDT

Hi. I live in Mpls and want to plant a maple tree that will have red or orange color in the fall. It would be on the hill in front of my house on James Ave. South. Would you kindly recommend a type of maple? Also, when is the best time to plant? Spring? Thank you. Jan Lane

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

This link will give you information on several maples:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/recommended-trees-for-minnesota/southea...

Probably red maples and sugar maples are most likely to give red to orange fall color:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/red-maple/index.html
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/sugar-black-maple/index.html
Fall color is but one consideration when choosing a tree; the above links describe many other features and limitations, so you'd be wise to consider these factors as well.

Also, color can vary from specimen to specimen and color can be affected by environmental factors such as weather and soil conditions.