Garden Guides | Why Are Maple Leaves Red All Year Round?
Jul 14, 2010 · red maple tree image by Giovanni Aquaro from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>. Many, but not all, maple trees have their characteristic red leaves year round. The Japanese maple family, which includes six sub-species, is among the most well-known of the perennially red maples. These trees are native to Japan, Russia and China, but have become popular for their color, size and relative hardiness, and are bred and planted worldwide.