8 Beautiful Species of Maple Trees

Amur Maple

Amur maples are tiny trees of the Acer genus, growing as multi-stem shrubs or small trees with thick, spherical crowns.

Big Leaf Maple

This tree has big leaves, as its name implies. It possesses the largest maple leaves, including five-lobed, palm-shaped ones over 12 inches broad.

Hedge Maple 

The hedge maple thrives in dry, acidic, alkaline, or salty soils, shaded areas, and ozone-deficient conditions, making it a superb urban garden plant.

Hornbeam Maple 

Many plant species in a genus seem same, but hornbeam maple is an exception. The leaves are unlike maple leaves.

Japanese Maple

Japanese maples are common in bonsai and gardens. There are thousands of varieties with green or red leaves of various forms and textures.

Norway Maple

Norway maple or European maple, this popular species was transported to North America from Europe in the 18th century.

Paperbark Maple

Paperbark maples are popular landscaping trees because their cinnamon or reddish-brown bark slips off the trunk even when young.

Red Maple

In many seasons, the red maple lives true to its name. crimson spring buds become crimson samaras on reddish twigs. Fall brings reds to trees.