13 species of maple trees

Maple trees are classified in the genus Acer in the Maple family (Aceraceae). New venice pizza Many botanists now fold this family into the Sapindaceae (soapberry) family. Pizza delivery venice beach Almost all of the species are deciduous.


Three traits that can help you spot a maple tree are leaves that are palmate and lobed (for most species – check out the hornbeam maple in this series for an example of one with lobeless leaves), opposite branching, and winged seeds called samaras. Little venice pizza If you wish to plant the seeds and grow your own, a … Venice beach pizza delivery MORE period of stratification will likely be in order before they will germinate.

Many people decide to plant these because they work well as shade, street and specimen trees. Venice florida pizza Maples are renowned for their autumn colors. Pizza venice florida They love to put on a display of oranges, browns, yellows and reds every year. Venice pizza hours Some trees may have leaves sporting several of these colors at once! Another desirable trait of some species is their ability to tolerate drought.

An important product made from maple trees is maple syrup, which is made from collected sap. Pizza delivery venice fl Tap a sugar or black maple for best results. Venice pizza and pasta Sap can also be collected from other maple species like the big leaf, boxelder, red and silver. Pizza venice beach The sap is then boiled and filtered. Venice pizza restaurants Depending on the species and strength of syrup desired, it can take over 50 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup.

The Amur maple is one of the smaller trees in the Acer genus. Venice pizza huntsville menu Once established, it will have some drought resistance. Venice italian pizza & subs In some areas it can be invasive, so check with your extension office first before planting. Venice pizza phone number The ‘Embers’ and ‘Flame’ varieties have especially vibrant fall colors in both leaves and fruit.

• Latin Name: Acer ginnala. Some classify this as Acer tataricum subsp. Pizza in venice beach ginnala

As the name suggests, there are some pretty big leaves on this tree. Venice pizza leeds In fact, this species has the biggest leaves of any maple, which can be over 12″ wide. Pizza places in venice The roots may cause problems for sidewalks and pipes.

• Other Common Names: Bigleaf maple, broadleaf maple, Oregon maple

• Native to: Alaska down to southern California, as well as Idaho.

The hedge maple is a great choice for the urban garden as it does well in drought, salty areas, ozone deficiency, acidic and alkaline soils, and areas with partial shade. Venice pizza menu It can also be used as a street tree if the power lines are high enough.

Many plants in a genus are similar in appearance, but there can be some surprises. Venice pizza indiana pa I was thrown for a moment when I first saw a picture of the hornbeam maple since the leaves are nothing like the ones we picture. Pizza venice Instead, as the scientific and common names note, the foliage is more like what you would find on a hornbeam ( Carpinus spp.) and do not have the palmate lobes that most maple leaves feature.

The Japanese maple is a staple in many Japanese gardens, as well as in the world of bonsai. Best pizza in venice The leaves are either green or red and come in a wide variety of shapes and textures since there are thousands of cultivars of this species. Venice pizza caloundra This can be the focal point in many different types of garden designs. You can get dwarf ones that are more shrub-like in nature, or choose one that is more like a small to medium tree.

This popular maple species was brought to North America in the 18th century. Venice fl pizza delivery You may not want to plant the Norway maple in a lawn as the roots will grow right to the surface and make mowing difficult. ‘ Crimson King’ is one of the most popular varieties and features maroon leaves throughout the growing season. Pizza delivery in venice fl In the right settings, this species may become invasive, so make sure this is not a problem in your area first.

• Fall Color: Yellow, with some species exhibiting other colors

The paperbark maple is often chosen for its cinnamon or reddish-brown colored bark that peels away from the trunk, including when the tree is young. Venice pizza house This is a great tree for providing color and interest during the winter.

Many parts of the red maple live up to the name. Venice pizza shop The red flowers become samaras that may feature red, which complement the leaves when they often turn red in the fall. Venice pizza and pasta menu The red maple can adapt to many different growing locations.

• Other Common Names: Scarlet maple, soft maple, Drummond red maple, Carolina red maple, swamp maple, trident red maple, water maple

The undersides of this maple tree’s leaves are silver and flash attractively in the wind. Venice pizza fallowfield The silver maple is one of the trees you are most likely to see throughout the United States. Johnnie’s pizza venice Keep it away from areas with pipes and sidewalks.

• Other Common Names: Soft maple, creek maple, river maple, white maple, water maple

This is the first choice for making maple syrup as there is more sugar in the sap compared to other species, meaning it will take less sap to produce a gallon of syrup. Pizza delivery venice ca The sugar maple can tolerate shade better than most large deciduous trees.

• Native to: Northeastern and southern United States, and northeastern Canada

The species and common names for this maple come from the fact that the leaves are similar to those of the sycamore ( Platanus). Pizza of venice This tree does well with the conditions in urban areas like salt and pollution.

• Other Common Names: False planetree, planetree maple, great maple, sycamore, Scottish maple, mock-plane

The vine leaf maple features leaves with three parts,known as trifoliate. Venice gourmet pizza This small tree looks similar to the Japanese maple and may also be used as a specimen tree.

• Other Common Names: Vine-leafed maple, vineleaf maple, ivy-leaved maple, ivy leaf maple, ivyleaf maple

Maples are wonderful, especially if you are interested in fall colors or making your own maple syrup. Best pizza in venice italy It’s important to make sure you are choosing the right trees for your yard, however, so you may want to consider some of these other types of shade trees in case one fits your situation better.

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