This is a red maple (Acer rubrum) that is native to our part of East Texas and much of the southeast US. It has beautiful fall colors, or should we say color when the leaves change in autumn. And, as you might have guessed, that color is RED! This is a great, shade tolerant tree that is relatively fast growing. It is not a dependable tree in Central or West Texas, but it is a great tree for regions from East Texas and east to the Atlantic Ocean.