Tree

Maple

  • Acer spp.
  • Lifeform: Tree
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: No
Maple
Maple

Maple

Acer (maple) species recommended for Marin:

Acer circinatumVINE MAPLE

  • Vine Maple does well in cooler climates, or in shaded locations which are relatively moist. It tolerates a wide variety of soils but prefers a fairly fertile, moist soil which is rich in humus. It is quite hardy but suffers in hot, dry conditions. A smaller alternative to Japanese Maple, as a patio or lawn specimen, but not as a shade tree per se. It usually develops multi-trunks, and makes a very attractive specimen with a low, broad, foliage canopy with an interesting habit. Good stream-side tree.

    Native to California.

Acer circinatum - photo

Acer palmatumJAPANESE MAPLE

  • Japanese Maple is a commonly used accent tree in lawns or moderately moist settings, beneath an overstory of taller shade trees, and as a residential patio tree. It prefers a moist, well-drained loam with plenty of added humus. It is resistant to oak root fungus and green- leaf varieties can tolerate more sun. There are a multitude of hybrids, including variegated, laceleaf, miniature and purple-leaved varieties. Varieties 'Atropurpureum' and 'Bloodgood' may eventually require regularly scheduled light top-trimming (but not necessarily shearing) of vigorous top shoots to maintain heights below 25'.

    Native to Japan and Korea.

Acer palmatum - photo

Acer palmatum 'Ornatum'RED LACELEAF JAPANESE MAPLE

  • Utility friendly tree.

    Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

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Maple Acer spp.

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