Looking for a beautiful autumn-colored maple without helicopters? The Brandywine Maple with its redish/purple Fall leaf is the answer. Since it is a "male" specimen, there are no seedlings to clutter up your rainspout. It grows quickly (for a tree) and it is resistant to pests.
The Sun Valley Maple, Acer rubrum, is also know as the red maple. It's not a fast grower like the Silver Maple, but it holds its own. It's not recommended near sidewalks due to the shallow root system - it can buckle the walkway. Our Sun Valley Maple is a seedless hybrid so messy helicopters or samara will not be an issue.
Your tree arrives 8'-10' tall.