Bigleaf maple

Bigleaf maple

Acer macrophyllum

  • Leaves 3 to 7 (usually 5) lobes; often 6-12" wide
  • Large, usually single-trunked trees
  • Lobes cut deeper than middle of leaf
Bigleaf maple
Bigleaf maple

Japanese maple

Japanese maple

Acer palmatum

  • Leaves 5 to 11 lobes
  • Tree often small and muti-stemmed
Japanese maple
Japanese maple

Norway maple

Norway maple

Acer platanoides

  • Leaves 3 to 7 lobes
  • Large, usually single-trunked trees
  • Tips of leaf points reduced to a hair
Norway maple
Norway maple

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Sugar maple

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Sugar maple

Acer saccharum

  • Leaves 3 to 7 lobes; usually 3.5-8" wide
  • Large, usually single-trunked trees
  • Lobes not deeper than middle of leaf
  • Sap in leaf stem clear
Sugar maple
Sugar maple

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