Common Name: Maple, Sugar Maple
Botanical Name: Acer spp. (most common one used is A. saccharum), AY-ser
Decorative Life: 10 plus days.
- 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.