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Aceraceae - Maple
Leaves: Opposite; simple; 5 lobed with many rounded teeth; 3" to 6" wide; deciduous; dark green above and lighter beneath, with some pubescence on veins; leathery; petiole 2" to 4" long; yellow to brown fall color.
Twigs/buds: Twigs with prominent lenticels; glabrous; brown; slightly four-angled. Buds remain green throughout the winter.
Flowers/fruit: Monoecious. Fruit a samara; 1-1/4" to 2" long; wings angled at about 60 degrees from one another; fall maturing.
Bark: Gray and reddish-brown to orange; scaly, flaking off and exposing orange inner bark.
Wood: Used to make musical instruments; little information available.
General: Native to Europe and western Asia. Tolerates a wide variety of soil and environmental conditions, including considerable salt tolerance. Intolerant to moderately shade tolerant.
Landscape Use: A large tree somewhat similar to Norway maple. Heavily planted in Europe and very adaptable. I have seen it doing well in older parts of Salt Lake City and in Utah County. Needs considerable pruning to keep it in good shape. Zones 4-7.
Cultivars: 'Atropurpureum', 'Brilliantissimum', 'Erectum', 'Erythrocarpum', 'Leopoldii', 'Prinz Handjery', f. variegatum, 'Worley'.
- Aceraceae - Maple
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