Maple is a honey tree, which counts more than one hundred and fifty different species and varieties in its family throughout the globe. In most of the territories, you can find the most popular varieties of this plant. There are about twenty species, each of which comes from Europe or America, and is used for landscaping a private territory (for example, a garden or a personal plot), as well as an ornamental plant in public places, in city parks and squares. Maple is a beautiful culture with a lush, dense crown, which perfectly rescues from the scorching sun and is a protection against dust. And during flowering near maples, you can enjoy the pleasant sweetish aroma of its flowers.
The most popular types of maples
Tatar maple (or black maple) is a tall tree or shrub, reaching almost nine meters in height. The plant received its second name for the black color of the bark. This winter-resistant crop grows on almost any soil and is used in hedges as a hedge. Maple is especially attractive in the fall months, when its leaf mass turns purple.
American or ash-leaved maple can grow in areas with different soil composition, but preferably refers to sandy areas with a drainage layer in a well-lit area. Regular pruning promotes the formation of a lush crown.
Red maple is a tall long-lived tree with a smooth trunk of light gray light, growing up to 20 m in height. Unpretentious culture does not tolerate severe frosty winters, but feels great in conditions of high humidity. With good care, it can live two or even three hundred years.
Depending on climatic conditions, the maple maple may be in the form of a fast-growing tree or shrub with a wide round crown. The unpretentious culture is resistant to colds, gusts of wind, air pollution, easily transfers transplant. The average height of an adult plant is 20-30 meters.
Field maple is a demanding thermophilic plant, reaching a height of about fifteen meters. The fast-growing maple has a dense spreading crown, a smooth trunk of dark gray color, flowers of a yellow-green shade. The flowering period lasts for fifteen days. Maple is sensitive to severe frosts, but tolerates drought and shading easily.
Silver or sugar maple is a fast-growing tree with one or more trunks of light gray shade and a lush crown. The plant needs regular pruning. The place of cultivation can be with any lighting and different soil composition. Autumn foliage is pink and yellow.
In the Far East, maples in the form of trees and shrubs are common, which adapted to the climate of the area.
A bearded maple is a low shrubby species, reaching in adulthood no more than 5 m in diameter. Its shoots have a purple hue, which is especially noticeable in the winter against white snow. Maple is great for regular haircuts and is a wonderful decoration in any area.
Small-leaved maple reaches twenty meters in height and has a wide, dense crown of about 10-12 m in diameter. Small in size light green leaves with the advent of autumn become yellow-orange in color.
The Manchurian maple is distinguished by a less dense crown, since its leaves are located on long petioles. Green foliage with the advent of autumn cooling becomes a beautiful scarlet shade.
Green-maple is distinguished by rather large leaf sizes (about 20 cm in diameter) and a peculiar motley color of the bark. The tree looks great in the fall months when its mottled bark contrasts with the yellow leaves.
False Maple Maple
False maple bogs are a decorative tree-tent with a height of about 8 m, which prefers to grow on land with good drainage. The culture is used for landscaping cities and other settlements, as it feels good in urban conditions and can grow in sunny and shady places. Maple is frost-resistant and not demanding on the level of soil and air humidity.