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Leaves of Shantung maples (maybe..)

Posted by lou_midlothian_tx z8 DFW, Tx (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 16, 07 at 21:36

I was strolling through the garden center at Lowes and I saw the maples but I figured they were just silver maple or red maple till I got closer and saw the tag showing "shantung maple". I couldn't believe they were really shantung maple but I'm not an expert on maple. I have several shantung maples in my lawn. One actually came from Lowes last year but it looked pretty similiar to the other ones from highly reputed nursery...

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Top left - regular shantung maple from lowes last year
Top center - shantung maple 'fire dragon'from the person who patented this tree..
top right - What I saw today at Lowe's. My first thought Norway maple...
Bottom - Another "shantung maple" i saw today at same Lowe's. It looked pretty similiar to my Sugar maple "caddo".

The last two ones are obviously a lot bigger. I wonder if Lowes is trying to mislead us or just got fooled by sleazy wholesaler nurseries...


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I looked hard at those trees at lowes today to find very unique character of new leaves (http://www.metromaples.com/fdweb7.JPG) and they didn't have them. The ones I have planted in my lawn including the one from Lowes are like that. I've never seen Norway maple sold anywhere in Texas so I assume it doesn't do well here. Another local nursery who always have nice and uncommon trees always have shantung maples unlike other places and they looked more like what I have. Maples at lowes have to be mislabed or something!


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RE: Leaves of Shantung maples (maybe..)

The new leaves on new growth on my 9 foot Shantung are significantly larger than the leaves on older growth or the leaves on my 2 smaller Shantungs.


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