Painted Maple – Acer mono

Painted Maple – Acer mono
Family Aceraceae. Outstanding fall color and glossy summer foliage make this compact maple a wonderful choice for any landscape.

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Painted Maple yellow fall foliage against blue sky

Native to Mongolia, China, Japan, Korea, Russian Federation (far southeast), the painted maple is a hardy, fast-growing, spreading deciduous tree well suited to specimen planting.
Painted Maple Tree
This lovely painted maple is resident in the Woody Plants of Japan section at the Morton Arboretum [1]

Painted Maple Leaflet

Painted Maple in autumn colors
Painted Maple in autumn colors

1. Painted Maple Morton Arboretum accession 73-84*2, photos by Bruce Marlin
2. Chicagoland Grows Inc., Plant Release Bulletin #6, Marmo Freeman's Maple – Acer x freemanii 'Marmo'
3. The Morton Arboretum, Autumn Blaze® Maple

Family Aceraceae – Maples
The Maples are some of our most familiar and beloved trees.  Most are native to the far east: China, Japan, Korea, Manchuria. Maples produce a distinctive winged fruit called a samara, also commonly known as helicopters or whirlybirds.
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