I had all but decided on an Autumn Blaze maple, then I saw a thread on here that was *blasting* them for various reasons. I want a nice shade tree for my yard (which has unrelenting sun on 100% of it) and I want it to grow FAST!
Tell me what you think of Autumn Blaze, or if you have a different recommendation. I'm truly not interested in something that will be far more beautiful in 25 years; I'm looking for something to be provide some real shade in 5-10 years.
Thanks for your expertise!