Acer rubrum The Red Maple provides you with red color year round. This tree is very adaptable to most soil types and moisture conditions. Showy red flowers appear in spring, reddish twigs and buds display in winter. Even the stems on the green leaves are red in summer. The autumn color makes this one of the most popular Maple trees. Brilliant ruby red, orange and yellow leaves with red stems adorn the Red Maple tree as temps cool off and days shorten.