Drummond Red Maple (Acer rubrum var. drummondii), is a vigorous, fast-growing native maple. This variety makes an excellent shade tree and puts on vibrant fall color. Some years fall foliage color is golden yellow, while other years it may provide some orange and red. Drummond maples can be grown in a full sun exposure or tolerate some shade from adjacent buildings or larger trees. It is tolerant of different soil conditions and lackluster drainage.