How to grow larger acers
These medium to large maple trees are happy in most sites and easy to grow. Many have attractive lobed leaves, vibrant autumn colour and ornamental bark. Their distinctive winged fruits spin to the ground when ripe, earning the common names of keys, helicopters or whirlybirds.
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