One of our favorites this time of year is the Autumn Blaze Maple. During the Fall, their leaves go through a color change of green, bright red, yellow, and orange. They provide the perfect accent to an area. If you are looking to add something for privacy or shade, a Maple is probably not the best choice. This is because once Winter hits, they are completely bare. Like a River birch, Maples are a fast growing tree. Typically any tree that completely loses its leaves is fast growing.