Acer – (Maples)

There are many types of Maple (Acer) species, and this genus consists of tree and shrub growth form types. This genus contains mostly species that are deciduous trees growing to 10 to 45m (30 to 145ft) in height, see Maple pictures on this page. Other species of the Acer genus are shrubs less than 10m (30ft) tall with a number of small trunks (and or branches) originating at ground level. Most Maple species are deciduous, however a few species in southern Asia and the Mediterranean region are evergreen. Maple trees can be easily identified by their leaves. The leaves in most species are palmate veined and lobed, with 3-9 (rarely to 13) veins each leading to a lobe, one of which is central or apical. A small number of species differ in having palmate compound, pinnate compound, pinnate veined or un-lobed leaves.
Several species, including Acer griseum (Paperbark Maple), Acer mandshuricum (Manchurian Maple), Acer maximowiczianum (Nikko Maple), and Acer triflorum (Three-flowered Maple), have trifoliate leaves.
One species, Acer negundo (Box-elder), has pinnately compound leaves that may be simply trifoliate or may have five, seven, or rarely nine leaflets.
A few, such as Acer laevigatum and Acer carpinifolium (Hornbeam Maple), have pinnately-veined simple leaves.

There are wide varieties of Maple Plants available at our Nursery. Few of them are mentioned here:

  • Acer tataricum
  • Acer davidii
  • Acer opalus’
  • Acer platanoides
  • Acer freemanii
  • Acer rubrum
  • Acer saccharinum
  • Acer ‘Aureum’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Aka shigitatsu sawa’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Burgundy Lace’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Crimson Queen’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Atropurpureum’
  • Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Garnet’
  • Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Inaba-shidare’
  • Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’
  • Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Seiryu’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Emperor 1’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Higasa yama’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Inaba Shidare’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Nishiki gawa’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Red Pygmy’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Shaina’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Shindeshojo’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Shikage ori nishiki’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Shishigashira’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Tamukeyama’

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