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Maple Trees

Acer saccharum the Sugar Maple

With such variety in maple trees, from large specimen trees to dwarf types suited to small gardens the choice is huge. Selecting the right maple tree for your garden requires just a little research, however they are a versatile group of plants.

The trees that we broadly call 'Maple Trees' are actually a large genus with many outstanding varieties well suited to garden use.

They do have a few things in common, they are all 'Acer' species, and they are 'nearly' all deciduous.

So with well over 100 species, around 90 sub species and numerous named cultivars it is not hard to find a Maple tree that will suit your garden. And a few are native to North America as well, including the valuable Acer saccharum, the species that gives us Maple Syrup.

We also have very popular species such as the Shantung Maple. Hardy, heat tolerant, and excellent shade tree, and a Maple that copes with the rigours of winter as well. Great leaf shape and brilliant fall colour.

Maple Trees are available for sale from the following nurseries

EASTWOODS NURSERIES - phone: 540-675-1234
634 Long Mountain Road Washington Virginia 22747
Specializing in mail order Japanese maples, ginkgos and a few conifers.

BLOOM RIVER GARDENS - phone: 541-726-8997 Fax: 541-726-4052
39744 Deerhorn Road Springfield, OR 97478
Including: Acer circinatum, Acer palmatum, Acer griseum, Acer shirasawanum. Plus Conifers, Ferns, Hostas, Ornamental Grasses, Azaleas and Rhododendrons, Wisteria and more.

CAMELLIA FOREST NURSERY - phone: 919-968-0504 fax: 919-960-7690
9701 Carrie Road Chapel Hill NC 27516