I love this tree best in the fall because of the red, vivid colour of the leaves. In the summer, the leaves are green and rather blah; it's hard to differentiate the tree from the rest of the greenery. I don't think I realized how big this type of tree can get. There's a full size tree on my street that is beautiful but very big. Mine still has some way to go. It has grown a lot since last year!
This year, my tree has grown quite a bit. It's very red right now. Lovely!