Unique Maple???

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Snyder, May 29, 2019.

  1. Snyder

    Snyder New Member

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    Came across this Maple(Sugar???) at the new subdivision I am working at. The tree was obviously there before construction began 3 years ago as its around 15ft tall and in between 2 other larger trees. Is its colour any thing special?(only my 2nd year being interested in trees) Should mention it was this colour all last summer aswell. I like it regardless. Could anyone point me in the direction of good instructions for growing Maples from cuttings? Would like to see if I could grow a couple of these at my house.
     

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    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I think it's likely you have a Norway maple there, Acer platanoides. Break a petiole (leaf stalk) and see if you can observe a white latex liquid seeping out; that will be the confirmation.

    There are many brown-to-red examples of this species, and it is widely planted and invasive in much of North America. So it's a nice tree but perhaps nothing special, at least if I'm right about what it is.

    If you wanted to propagate it, you would need to graft. I don't think they can easily be grown from cuttings. -E
     
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    There was white liquid so a Norway. Thanks for the help.
     
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    One might guess it's a Acer platanoides 'Schwedler'.
     
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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    'Schwedleri' is rich purple at first.
     

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