(Red Maple, Tricolored Red Maple)
Bearing showy foliage from spring to fall, 'Snow Fire' is a shrubby, slow-growing selection of one of the most widespread North American maples. Its three-lobed or weakly five-lobed leaves emerge brilliant rose-pink and mature to medium-green with white blotching. The foliage turns yellow or red in fall.
This deciduous large shrub or small tree is adapted to a wide range of soils and topographies. It best in locations with full to part sun and makes a colorful accent for lawns and mixed borders...
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(Northern Red Maple, Red Maple)
A selection of red maple, which is is native to eastern North American, 'Sun Valley' is a strong- growing deciduous tree notable for brilliant, long-lasting scarlet fall foliage. The canopy of 'Sun Valley' is oval and the leaves are green with three to five lobes and lovely red petioles (leaf stems). The leaves turn bright red in autumn and often deepen to dark red. In spring, the tree produces small, red flowers in abundant clusters. All flowers are male and thus result in no seed production. The...
(Grey Snakebark Maple)
Lovely in all seasons, this small to medium-sized deciduous maple from Japan offers a compact rounded habit, handsome foliage, and striking bark. Its densely branched crown is set with lush, relatively large, weakly three-lobed leaves that emerge in mid-spring, about the same time as its small yellow flowers. Drooping chains of two-winged fruits follow the flowers, providing an impressive show when they turn pink and tan in fall. The leaves color later in fall than those of many other maples, turning...
(Grey Snakebark Maple)
An unusual, somewhat more cold-tender selection of a lovely maple from Japan, this small to medium-sized deciduous tree offers a compact rounded habit, colorful foliage, and striking bark. Its densely branched crown is set with large, white-blotched, weakly three-lobed leaves that emerge in mid-spring, about the same time as its small yellow flowers. Drooping chains of two-winged fruits follow the flowers, providing an impressive show when they turn pink and tan in fall. The leaves color later in...
(Blair Silver Maple, Silver Maple)
Blair silver maple is a fast growing, large open shade tree that originates from eastern North America. Its medium green leaves have silver undersides and change to a clean yellow in fall. Unlike wild-type silver maples, this selection has a stronger branching habit and is less prone to storm damage. Adaptable to a variety of soils, Blair silver maple prefers sites with full sun and well-drained soil but is also tolerant of poorly drained soil. Plant as a shade or street tree.