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Fuzzy leaf maple

Posted by chuck1856 z7 - SE Mass (My Page) on
Tue, May 30, 06 at 13:01

Hi,

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, <4" base caliper. Leaves seemed to be 3 min points (as opposed to 5 on sugar maples?!) Bark was whitish grey.

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?

Thanks,
Chuck


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RE: Fuzzy leaf maple

Possibly Acer rubrum variety drummondii, Drummond Red Maple.


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RE: Fuzzy leaf maple

Thanks,

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...?

Thanks,
Chuck


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RE: Fuzzy leaf maple

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

2. tomentose - densely covered with short matted woolly hairs; "a tomentose leaf"


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