Maple – Acer spp. (most common one used is A. saccharum) Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Maple, Sugar Maple Botanical Name: Acer spp. (most common one used is A. saccharum), AY-ser Decorative Life: 10 plus days. Availability: Fall Tidbits: 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.