Fuzzy leaf maple

chuck1856(z7 - SE Mass)May 30, 2006


I was visiting a friends new house for the holiday. He had a maple which seemed to have very "fuzzy" leaves. It was about 15 feet tall, He's concerned because many of the branches are not leafing out that fully and it has a big seem down one side of base and a couple of the branches(I'll try to get pics).

Any idea what the species is with fuzzy leaves?

Seems looking like previous damage to me. Could this be source of infection, cause of poor leafing?



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bhrost(zone 5 NY)

Possibly Acer rubrum variety drummondii, Drummond Red Maple.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2006 at 11:21PM
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chuck1856(z7 - SE Mass)


Since I'm not near the tree, I'll see if my friend can upload a photo. Maybe it will be enough to confirm it as dummond maple...?


    Bookmark   June 6, 2006 at 4:52PM
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chuck1856(z7 - SE Mass)

oh, a little research goes a long way...

Drummond red maple Acer rubrum var. drummondii

LEAVES: opposite, simple, deciduous; densely tomentose below; 3-5 lobes, V-shaped sinuses, red petiole

  1. tomentose - densely covered with short matted woolly hairs; "a tomentose leaf"
    Bookmark   June 6, 2006 at 5:08PM
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