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Italian Maple –
Acer opalus or opulifolium or italum (latin)
Areas of origin: South western Europe.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 20m (65.6'), width up to 15 m (49.2').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -23°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Italian Maple - Acer opalus - acer opulifolium - acer italum
Italian Maple - Acer opalus - acer opulifolium - acer italum
Characteristics and Uses:
Its shape and hardiness make this a very suitable tree for planting in rows (as can be seen in Italy). The foliage becomes yellow in autumn.  The wood is tougher than that of the Sycamore Maple and is used widely in carpentry.
List of Maples:
Amur Maple (Acer ginnala), small tree, rapid growth
Box Maple (Acer negundo)
Field Maple (Acer campestre), extremely beautiful autumn colours
Montpellier Maple (acer monspessulanum), extremely beautiful spreading shape
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides), extremely beautiful autumn colours
Paper Bark Maple (Acer griseum), unusual bark, beautiful autumnal foliage
Père David's Maple (Acer davidii), light soil, attractive bark
Red Maple (Acer rubrum), moist soils, dislikes chalky soils
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum), will even grow in flooded land in winter
Snake bark Maple (Acer pennsylvanicum), unusual bark, yellow foliage in the autumn
Sugar Maple (acer saccharum), red tint in the autumn
Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus), extremely resistant to pollution, beautiful yellow foliage in the autumn
Trident Maple (acer buergerianum), dislikes chalk, beautiful autumn colouring, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
Vine maple (Acer circinatum), its foliage is very original becoming a lovely orange red in the autumn.

Japanese Maples, small decorative tree, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs
See the Maples catalogue
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