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What maple does Lowe's have planting on their lot

Posted by toronado3800 Z6 St. Louis (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 21, 13 at 14:26

Maybe every other time I have been there I am too busy trying to figure out my plumbing or woodworking problem or maybe with size these just look great this fall.

They seem more sun tolerant than any Acer palmatum I have and they have lasted through probably ten seasons of parking lot abuse including last year's terrible heat and cold so I am impressed.

Sorry for the cruddy pics. Junior was in a hurry.


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 21, 13 at 14:28

Amur maple.


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Probably amur maple; acer ginnala

Edit: Ah I see bboy slipped in an ID between the 2nd and 3rd pics!

This post was edited by j0nd03 on Mon, Oct 21, 13 at 14:57


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Thanks. That was Jimmy John's FAST!


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Yup, Amur maple. Possibly the cultivar 'Flame'.


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Hey toronado,
I'm guessing and maybe I'm wrong, but I really think that might maybe be Amur Maple...... :-p

Arktrees

P.S. Yes they are very tough and not large trees. Get a good selection and they can have very nice fall color. Seems most of them I see planted are "topped" for the first few years, as to prevent them from growing tall and stringy, and to force widening so that they can be pruned as you see in your pics. Even the local botanical garden followed this practice on probable a dozen of them that they planted. May be the only tree I know of that "topping" is of ultimate benefit.


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I was doing a little more reading. Hort.uconn lists this one as invasive. I found a POORLY documented Missouri Department of Conservation page that says it is invasive here and some more info saying it probably is invasive from Missouri to the north and east.

Is the phone just not giving me good details or is this tree a minor pest? Not that I need another Acer or Cornus family plant, but darn invasive lists lol.


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 21, 13 at 23:25

Tree is naturally low and very broad to begin with, the problem should be trying to get it to NOT grow sideways rather than the opposite.


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