Flame Amur Maple is our favorite deciduous fast-growing hedge. It has outstanding fall color in fiery reds, oranges, and yellows. It is very cold-hardy (down to -40ºF!) and can be grown in most parts of the US.
It can easily be grown as a hedge thanks to its multi-stemmed natural habit and can be maintained by pruning once per year.
It thrives in full sun to part shade, and it is quite drought-tolerant once established.
Flame Amur Maple makes one of the best fast growing shrubs screens that provide shade in the summer and still allows light through in the winter.