One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Acer triflorum at the entrance to China Valley
Beautiful fall color plus exfoliating bark in a small to medium sized tree. Very nice. This maple still doesn't have much of a presence in the trade, but it is coming along. I first saw it at Brookside Gardens twenty odd years ago. It is in the trifoliate group of maples which puts it in the elevated company of Acer griseum and henryi.