maple IDs

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Moose, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Moose

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    Both of these maples were grown from seed.

    Seed for the smaller-lobed leaf was collected in Nova Scotia on a roadside in the country in September of 2005. My notes say"maple-like seed but leaf is ovate, doubletoothed, serrate, long-tipped, light green, slightly whitened below, longer petiole, leaf about the size of a typical hawthorne". I did not note whether twigs were opposite but the seedlings (10 inches high) are holding to that characteristic. As I recall this was shrublike and only 6 to 8 feet tall. At least it was not a big tree. (The leaf picture may be presenting juvenile characteristics since the leaf is from a seedling.)

    Seed for the deeply-lobed leaf was probably collected from someone's garden or a park. This tree has red twigs (new-growth) and red petioles. It is growing quite quickly (faster than a silver maple) with small leaves and slender rather upright branches (looks shruuby).
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Compare with Amur maple.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    First is probably an off-beam Red Maple (Acer rubrum).
    Second is Amur Maple (Acer ginnala).
     
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    Laurie Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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  5. Moose

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    Thank you all for steering me in the right direction. Pictures in the Maple Photo Gallery lead me to tentatively to decide on Acer tartaricum sp tartaricum. Time will tell!
     

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