Magnificent Maples

by Nancy Rose, Editor of Arnoldia

October 19, 2015

Magnificent Maples

Maple Collection

The Arboretum’s maple collection glows with color in the autumn.

The maple (Acer) collection at the Arboretum holds many specimens that have great scientific, historical, and conservation value. But it’s also one of the Arboretum’s best spots to revel in colorful fall foliage [pdf]. From North American species like red maple (A. rubrum) and sugar maple (A. saccharum)–mainstays of New England leaf peeping–to the beautiful Asian maple species (Korean maple, A. pseudosieboldianum, is my favorite), leaves in all shades of red, orange, and yellow abound in autumn. Visit the maple collection this fall to enjoy these trees’ last hurrah before they go dormant for the winter.

Nancy Rose, editor of Arnoldia

2 thoughts on “Magnificent Maples

  1. This weekend would be perfect for seeing fall foliage. While peak is different for various species, there is a great deal of vibrant color to enjoyed now.

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