🍂 Red Maple
A Red Maple tree is a wonderful shade tree and a good fit for virtually all properties. This tree is not only great for shade and grows quickly, it is also highly revered for its beauty. It renders a pageant of colors, with something always red in every season. Winter red buds, red springtime flowers, deep red summer leafstalks, and brilliant red hues in autumn foliage are just a preview of the beauty this tree has to offer. It grows fast and well in hardiness zones 3 through 9, averaging heights between 40 and 60 feet, and widths up to 40 feet.
🍂 Dawn Redwood
On the subject of red trees, the Dawn Redwood is a terrific choice for those looking to add shade to their properties. Not only are they easily transplanted, they grow very fast, up to 4 feet a year! In fact, it is one of the fastest-growing trees in Indiana. In height, they average between 70 and 100 feet, and in width, they average up to 25 feet wide. They are suitable for hardiness zones 5 through 8.
🍂 Northern Catalpa
The Northern Catalpa tree is interesting because they have unique twisting trunks and heart-shaped leaves, making them very beautiful. In addition, they are well-suited for residential landscapes, but can withstand harsh city conditions as well. They do produce fragrant flowers and fruit yields, so they should not be planted near areas where foot traffic is common, like sidewalks and driveways. They can drop and be slippery. They average in height between 40 and 60 feet, with an average width of 30 feet. Plant these in hardiness zones 4 through 8.