Incredible Maple Trees For Your Landscape
Maples are trees or shrubs in the genus Acer. There are dozens of maple tree species and some of them are very well known, such as the sugar maple. Some of the most popular species of maples in the United States are the sugar maple, red maple, silver maple, Japanese maple, and the black maples.
Many Improved Varieties Offered
There are multitudes of cultivars that have been developed from these tree species. Maple trees are valued for their shade, wood, sap, and landscape qualities. Most maple species are fast growing and will provide shade much faster than a slower growing species such as the oak family. Most maple trees are deciduous except for some Asian species that are evergreen. Our plant growers are always working to improve the resistance, hardiness and color for trees that work beautifully in today's landscapes.
Beautiful Fall Color From Maple Trees
One of the maple trees most enduring qualities is their fall colors. Reds, oranges, yellows, and bronzes burst out in the fall creating wonderful landscape views. Part of the fall beauty of the New England states can be attributed to the majestic maple trees.
Less Mess From Improved Varieties
The distinctive fruit of the maple tree are very recognizable. The seeds are winged and they may be labeled as "whirlybirds" or helicopters. The seeds acquired the names from the floating action of the winged seeds as they float to the ground.
Today, many maple tree cultivars are male maple trees, so they are seedless. This means less mess and less maintenance for you.
Maple trees are planted as ornamental trees by homeowners, businesses and municipalities. Many smaller maples such as the Japanese maple are popular as specimen trees.