Cappadocian maple

Cappadocian maple

Acer cappadocicum – Cappadocian maple

Maple trees are very diverse in color, bark and especially leaf shape. Even a single tree carries a variety of leaf shapes. This variety has quite thick leaves, the top side being leathery glossy.

Apart from their leaves, maples have one striking characteristic. They all carry slightly different designs of the brilliantly engineered helicopters, which carry their seeds across long distances. It’s amazing how high a small breeze can carry the seeds across a great distance. Batteries not included, nor needed.

Use the maple quick start preset included in The Grove. Like horse chestnut and ash trees, maples grow two opposite buds at each internode.


image: Mason Menzies

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