Is it Autumn?
Are we in New England?
Nope---it’s spring time in Florida, and the Florida Red Maples are putting on their show…………
But this is Florida,after all,and they are Florida natives.
They bloom in the spring,not the fall.
They prefer wetlands.In Hillsborough County they are a protected species,just as the Florida Oak is protected.
They are shallow rooted.
Word to the wise: Do NOT plant them near a septic drain field,or sewer lines.Nor near a sidewalk.
Total disruption will occur,I promise you.We learned the hard way.
But they are a fast growing shade tree,and with good care and proper pruning,they are an asset to your landscape.