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Mountain Red Maple Tree – Acer Spicatum
The Advantages Of Planting Maple Trees
A delightful plant, the very hardy maple tree is such a decorative plant for home gardens, especially when green leaves change to breathtaking shades of reds, yellows, and orange in the autumn. It's best to plant them in hardiness zones 3 through 9. Moreover, fast growth is a given with maple trees, at up to five feet a year, and they climb to a 40-60 foot height. One kind can get to over 100 feet tall; another's leaf measures over a foot wide. There are an array of varieties with maple trees, but mainly they are known for their beauty, delicious syrup and the fact they are deciduous, which mean their leaves fall. With over 100 varieties, they grow from the northern to the southern border of the United States. What is more, there are many desirable traits in some species of maples. One example of a maple tree is that of October glory maple, a rapid grower. It produces pretty red flowers in springtime, and the cute, wild animals tend to love the red berries the tree bears. Another example is that of the sugar maple, the tree that is usually found in the northwestern part of the US, and sweet maple syrup is harvested in the spring. Indeed, the fearless maple tree is resistant to salty areas, partial shade, acidic and alkaline dirt, ozone deficiency and many varieties of soil, but this remarkable tree can resist long-term flooding as well. Also, there are many advantages that maple trees of any type have, such as providing shade, they make great privacy screens, can be used as a street tree, they are planted along highways due to their hardiness and beauty, and the wood makes marvelous furniture. Animals love the seeds that come from the trees, spin like little helicopters in the wind, and they also excite kids.
There are more than 120 variety of maple trees. A popular shade tree, most maples are native to Asia but may also grow naturally throughout Europe, North Africa, the United States, and Canada. Maples can reach heights of up to 148 feet. Most common maple species are deciduous and present with an outstanding range of colors in autumn, ranging from deep red to vibrant yellow. Maple trees are prized among landscape designers as a decorative and functional backdrop that adds a touch of classic elegance to any lawn. Interestingly, maples are vital to the existence of honeybees for their spring pollen.