|Deep-Veined Maple - Acer argutum|
A. argutum is a fast-growing small tree with an open growth habit and lovely fall foliage.
Cultural Requirements: Prefers full sun; grows in a wide range of soil conditions; pH adaptable and drought tolerant. A hybrid of silver and red maple with a strong central leader and excellent branching habit. Excellent in street tree plantings or as a large shade tree. A good alternative to silver maple and red maple in heavy clay soils. 
1. Deep-veined maple, Morton Arboretum acc. 227-90-2, photos by Bruce Marlin
2. Chicagoland Grows Inc., Plant Release Bulletin #6, " Marmo Freeman's Maple - Acer x freemanii 'Marmo'"
3. The Morton Arboretum, "Autumn Blaze® Maple"
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Family Aceraceae - Maples
The Maples are some of our most familiar and beloved trees. Most are native to the far east: China, Japan, Korea, Manchuria. Maples produce a distinctive winged fruit called a samara, also commonly known as helicopters or whirlybirds.
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