'DTR102' is a hybrid of silver maple and red maple that has combined the best characteristics of both parents. Relatively fast growing, tolerant of a wide range of soils, and not demanding as to irrigation or fertilization, 'Autumn Fantasy' maple's red leaves with a slight purplish cast reveal their silver undersides when the wind blows, creating a really remarkable spectacle.
A number of Autumn Fantasy maples are planted in the West Collections area (which flanks the West Road from Dixon Prairie in the south to the bridge/weir at the north end of the Garden). Fall is the perfect time to use the pedestrian paths near the West Road to enjoy these and many other species of trees with beautiful fall color. These Garden perimeter paths also provide striking views of native plantings on either side of the Skokie River.
Urban Street, Shade Tree, Specimen Plant