How to Landscape Under Maple Trees?

Answer Maples are wonderful shade trees, but for that very reason, it may be hard to find plants that will grow well under them. Consider light pruning to thin the canopy of your maples to increase light ... Read More »

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How to Plant Under Maple Trees?

Maple trees are fast growers and add an alluring display of bright colors to the fall landscape. Some varieties of maple are capable of growing to heights over 100 feet, with a 75 foot spread of de... Read More »

How do I plant under maple trees?

Selecting PlantsSelect perennials instead of annual plants for planting under a maple. You have to replant annuals every year, and that digging can put stress on the roots. Pick shade-loving plants... Read More »

Are Japanese maple trees hard maple or soft maple?

The Japanese maple tree (Acer palmatum) is a hard maple. The Japanese maple is a slow-growing tree, and as Clemson University explains, "slow-growing maples have hard wood." The wood is about as ha... Read More »

How to Distinguish Hard Maple From Soft Maple Trees?

Woodworkers separate maple wood into "hard" and "soft" based on the way it performs when they work with it, but the difference applies to more than the wood. The sugar maple, the most common hard m... Read More »