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Types of Maple Trees for Your Landscape Planning

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  • Large trees such as maples offer important shade and beauty to any garden. And many maples grow very fast to provide the tree landscaping you need.

    But what makes the maple tree a favorite is a beautifully shaped leaf and the varying colors - especially in the fall. So let's review some maple tree information for your landscaping plans:

    • 1) red maple
    • 2) silver maple
    • 3) japanese maple
    • 4) sugar maple
    • 5) paperbark maple
    • 6) norway maple

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types of maple trees

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Red maple tree

Notes:

  • Maple trees are one of the most popular trees for landscape planting in both personal garden and communal gardens and streets. The reason is for the tree’s full leaf canopy and colorful fall colors that make some areas of the country famous places to travel during the fall season.
  • You can find many variations of maples that are perfect for large and small landscaping with both limited and fast growth. One particular variety is the red maple. Known for its red spring flower, reddish fruit and particularly for it’s red-color fall foliage.
  • There a many different mables that grow at different heights that can be the perfect tree option for your front yard.
  • INFO: Red Maple Tree Facts
    INFO: Red Maple Tree Varieties
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  • Summary:

    Light:  full sun, part sun

    Soil:   acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well-drained and clay

    Height:  40-60 feet; with some varieties at 20-30 feet

    Width:  full spread ~40 feet; some varieties with smaller spread

    Flower:  reddish flower in spring

    Summer Foliage:  medium to dark green leaves in summer

    Fall Foliage:  bright red with some yellow

    Features:  provides food for birds and wildlife

    By-product:  sawtimber, pulpwood, furniture, veneer, plywood, flooring.

    Zones:  3-9
    INFO: view growing zones

  • QUESTION?
    Care Of Red Maple Trees: How To Grow A Red Maple Tree
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Silver maple tree

Notes:

  • The silver maple is the most common tree in North America – they grow just about everywhere (within zones 3-9) and are pretty much over abundant in some areas. It’s the type of maple that you find growing in wooded areas.
  • They are a fast growing tree – getting as high as 50-80 feet at maturity. They provide plenty of shade and are great for landscaping that requires shade trees. But silver maples are generally avoided given that the soft wood of the tree can break during a storm. Sometimes the landscaped trees need to braced to avoid it from splitting.
  • The underlining portion of the leaf is silver – thus the name silver maple. It give a silver glimmer of color when the wind blows. Fall foliage color is generally yellow – not as colorful as other maple trees.
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  • Summary:

    Light:  full sun, part sun

    Soil:   wide range of soil

    Height:  50-80 feet; grows very quickly

    Width:  full spread ~35-50 feet

    Flower:  reddish, yellowish flower in spring

    Summer Foliage:  green on top leaf; silver on bottom

    Fall Foliage:  pale yellow

    Negatives:  massive root structure, not good near home or sidewalks

    Features:  provides food for squirrels, nesting for birds

    By-product:  fuel, timber products, furniture, paneling, pallets.

    Zones:  3-9
    INFO: view growing zones

  • QUESTION?
    Silver Maples: Nuisance Tree or Landscaper’s Dream?
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Japanese maple tree

Notes:

  • The Japanese maple is probably the best maple variety for garden landscapes and near house planting. It doesn’t grow large and it comes in several different colors that work for all landscaping needs.
  • It’s a tree that can be pruned to any shape that fits you landscape view.
  • There are many different varieties that you can buy. One variety is a slow growing tree that can get up to 25 feet over a long period of time; another variety is weeping Japanese mable where the branches weep down.
  • Most are red varieties; but you can find yellow and green varieties that can by mixed among a grouping of trees to get a beautiful look for front or garden bed plantings.
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  • Summary:

    Light:  full sun, part sun

    Soil:   acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well-drained and clay

    Height:  15-25 feet; grows very slow

    Width:  full spread ~20 feet

    Flower:  reddish seed

    Summer Foliage:  reddish purple foliage (summer often green)

    Fall Foliage:  reddish

    Positives:  can be grown small tree or shrub

    Zones:  5-8
    INFO: view growing zones

  • QUESTION?
    10 Facts Every Japanese Maple Lover Needs To Know
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Sugar maple tree

Notes:

  • So what tree makes the vivid reds, oranges, and yellows when you travel through New England during the fall season – one of these trees is the sugar maple tree – alone with other hardwood trees.
  • It’s fall colors range from yellow – to orange – to red. And when you travel New England during the fall (and other areas of the country), you can capture a range of colors that make the fall season one of the best seasons of the year:
  • INFO: Best Maple Trees for Fall Color
    INFO: 15 Incredible Spots to See Fall Foliage Across New England
  • But let’s not forget why you may want a sugar maple – it may be for the sweet maple syrup that can be harvested from the tree. Think of it as a hobby (or business) – something that can be done for a small amount of syrup per tree. Not to mention that the tree makes a nice shade tree during the summer.
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  • Summary:

    Light:  full sun, part sun

    Soil:   well-drained, acidic to slightly alkaline soil

    Height:  60-75 feet; grows slowly to medium

    Width:  full spread ~40-50 feet

    Flower:  greenish-yellow flowers in spring

    Summer Foliage:  dark green leaves in summer

    Fall Foliage:  bright red, orange and yellow

    Features:  provides food for birds and wildlife; shelter for deer, moose, hares

    By-product:  maple syrup, hardwood lumber, flooring.

    Zones:  3-8
    INFO: view growing zones

  • QUESTION?
    5 Interesting Facts About Sugar Maples
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Paperbark maple

Notes:

  • One of the key charactertics of most maple trees is that they grow very fast and provide a nice shady canopy – something you may want for your landscape area. But what is you want a slow growing maple – something that can take 20+ years to obtain is full height?
  • The paperbark maple is one such variety – grows very slowly over time. But what make this maple tree different is the cinnamon-reddish colored bark that peels away. It’s an interesting watch from your patio or deck area. And the fall colors will not be disappointing.
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  • Summary:

    Light:  full sun, part sun

    Soil:   well-drained, acidic to slightly alkaline soil

    Height:  60-75 feet; grows slowly to medium

    Width:  full spread ~40-50 feet

    Flower:  greenish-yellow flowers in spring

    Summer Foliage:  dark green leaves in summer

    Fall Foliage:  bright red, orange and yellow

    Features:  provides food for birds and wildlife; shelter for deer, moose, hares

    By-product:  maple syrup, hardwood lumber, flooring.

    Zones:  3-8
    INFO: view growing zones

  • QUESTION?
    Paperbark Maple Plant Profile
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Norway maple tree

Notes:

  • Our final tree is the norway maple tree – a European variety that was brought over by earlier settlers. It is now an invasive species in many regions – taking over regions and killing out other native maple trees. So check your local jurisdiction regarding the planting of Norway mables.
  • INFO: Norway maple (Not recommended)
  • The Norway grows very quickly and has been used to line streets to provide quick shade – especially up in Canada. It’s likely a maple tree you want to avoid.
  • QUESTION?
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