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Group 3 Large Trees 20 - Large Trees II Acer platanoides...

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Large Trees II
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Acer platanoides Norway Maple Sapindaceae Native to: Norway spreading through Europe (z4) Adaptability: Very adaptable even dry soil Transplants well Problems: Competes with turf Minor problems with: -verticillium wilt -anthracnose -leaf scorch
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Uses: Most dense shade tree Excellent street tree Significant Features: Yellow flowers showy in April Nice yellow fall color (thru Nov.) Acer platanoides Norway Maple Sapindaceae
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Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore Maple Sapindaceae Native to: Europe, Western Asia (z4)  -Mountainous regions Adaptability: Salt, pH tolerant Tolerates full exposure  Anthracnose Cankers- dead wood
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‘Brilliantissimum’  New growth- salmon pink to cream and then green/olive 15-20’ tall Golden yellow-orange Suited to shade in US Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore Maple Sapindaceae
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Acer rubrum     Red Maple Sapindaceae Native to:  Canada to Florida Adaptability: Very tolerant of wet sites,  or poorly drained dry soils Significant Features:  (40-60’ oval) Weak wooded  (less so than A. saccharinum) Tri-lobed leaves
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Significant Features: Nice red flowers Red samara (May-June) Down-pointing samaras Silver-grey bark
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Acer saccharum Sugar Maple Sapindaceae Native to:  Adaptability: Low maintenance in good soil;  Weak in salty, compacted sites Leaf scorch  Very shade tolerant Significant Features: 60-75’ Excellent gold/orange-scarlet-yellow  Orange-red in full sun…. yellow in shade Needs room for roots to grow
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Identification Features: 3-6” leaves with 5-lobes (2 small) Apical lobe: square-shaped 1.5” horseshoe samaras Pointy, narrow buds Dark, blackish, bark (especially tops)
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Aesculus hippocastanum Common Horsechestnut Sapindaceae Native to: Balkans (z3-7) Adaptability: Widely adapted (soils/environment)  Intolerant of dry soil, where it gets leaf scorch Prefers cool nights Leaf blotch (fungus) can disfigure foliage
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Uses: Largest of  Aesculus  – Suitable for large areas Significant Features: Showy flowers in mid-May Coarse leaf texture Aesculus hippocastanum Common Horsechestnut Sapindaceae
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Significant Features: Late summer leaves look tattered Prickly fruits on straight species - poisonous ‘Baumannii’ has double white sterile flowers (no fruit) Aesculus hippocastanum Common Horsechestnut Sapindaceae
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