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Common Name: Maple, Sugar Maple
Botanical Name: Acer spp. (most common one used is A. saccharum) (AY-ser)
Decorative Life: 10 plus days.
Post Harvest Care
- Remove bottom leaves if necessary, recut stems under water and place into water plus regular household bleach at 20 drops (1/4 teaspoon) per quart. Since air embolisms are common with this species, cutting under water might provide a key to reduced leaf abscission.
- A member of the Aceraceae (maple) family.
- Native to northern temperate regions.
- A common relative of the many maples (sugar, silver, red, etc.) is box elder.
- Leaves are 5-lobed, opposite on woody branches.
- Branches can be cut to almost any length.
- Plant is a deciduous tree, dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
- Used for its colorful foliage.
Flower Color: Not applicable.
- Stems with leaves can be preserved with glycerin.
- Sugar maples are known for maple syrup although many so-called syrups of today contain very little if any maple extracts.
- Other common maples include Norway, red, silver, sycamore and Japanese.
- The air pollutant sulfur dioxide can cause an increase in ethylene production with red maple foliage.