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Types Of Maple Trees

There are several different types of maple trees. Each of the types of maple trees has its own characteristics and growth requirements. Most maple trees are hardy in zones five through eight, but some types of maple trees will grow in areas as cold as zone three or as hot as zone ten.

One of the most common types of maple trees is the sugar maple tree. The sugar maple tree grows throughout most of the western and northwestern United States. The leaves are five lobed, with three primary veins running down the three largest lobes. Sugar maple trees will grow to a height of from seventy to ninety feet, but some are known to have reached a hundred or more feet at maturity.

Other types of maple trees are the Japanese maple trees. These types of maple trees come in many different sizes, and are primarily used for their ornamental qualities. One of the Japanese types of maple trees, the red Japanese maple tree, has bright red foliage in the spring, and bright red leaves in the fall. It is one of the most commonly used ornamental trees in the world. The normal Japanese maple tree has green foliage in the spring and obtains a lovely crimson foliage in the autumn months.

Another of the types of maple trees is the red maple tree. The red maple tree is one of the fastest growing of the types of maple trees, growing slower only than the silver maple trees. This maple tree will grow to between forty and sixty feet and can easily live to over one hundred years. These are only a few of the over fifty types of maple trees. More information about types of maple trees can be found at any local nursery.

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