Red and silver maples, and their hybrid in flower now

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 22, 2020

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 6, 2020

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980 Alternate Title: Maple (Acer) Collection with the Hunnewell Building in the background Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- ) Maple Collection, North Meadow, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Arnold Arboretum has an extensive collection of […]

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The marvelous maples

by Jacob Grossman, Putnam Fellow
November 17, 2019

When spring is samara season

by Michael Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections
August 27, 2019

Samaras in the sun

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 10, 2018

Samaras in the sun

Acer samaras

This past week has been an unbroken streak of sunshine and intense blue skies in Boston, with crisp cold temperatures—perfect for extended walks in the Arnold Arboretum. As I wandered in the Maple Collection, one tree took my breath away, an Amur maple, Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala (701-63*E), whose translucent membranous winged fruits (samaras) collectively […]

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10 Beautiful Plants to Look for on a Fall Foliage Walk

by Andrew Gapinski, Manager of Horticulture
October 19, 2016

10 Beautiful Plants to Look for on a Fall Foliage Walk

Fall Foliage in the Leventritt Garden 10/18/2016

Leaf-peeping is a time-honored tradition in New England for visitors and residents alike. But you don’t need to leave the city to enjoy nature’s handiwork. Take a stroll through the Arnold Arboretum landscape to check out our tops picks for autumn color! 1. Cultivar of red maple (Acer rubrum ‘Schlesingeri’; 3256*A) located directly across Meadow Road from the […]

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Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 1, 2016

Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979

Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979

Paths, summer, Willow Path, 1979 Alternative Title: B. June Hutchinson and a man walking on Willow Path through the Maple (Acer) Collection Photographer unknown Willow Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Willow Path is one of the […]

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Acer cappadocicum, Arnold Arboretum, 1990

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 14, 2016

Acer cappadocicum, Arnold Arboretum, 1990

Acer cappadocicum, Arnold Arboretum, 1990

Acer cappadocicum, Arnold Arboretum, 1990 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Maple Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 3, 1990 A larger version of this image and additional views of this tree are available in our Plant Image Database. István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy are world-renowned denrologists with a […]

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Budburst!

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
April 23, 2016

Magnificent Maples

by Nancy Rose
October 19, 2015