Autumn Flame Maple
Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'
On young trees, smooth and light gray, with age becomes darker and breaks up into long, fine scaly plates.
Opposite, simple, 3 to 5 palmate lobes with serrated margin, sinuses relatively shallow (but highly variable), 2 to 4 inches long; green above, whitened and sometimes glaucous or hairy beneath.
Clusters of 1/2 to 3/4 inch long samaras with slighly divergent wings, on long slender stems. Light brown and often reddish, ripen in late spring and early summer.