At Glover Nursery we carry hundreds of trees so it’s difficult to pick a favorite, but we do love Maple trees a lot. Recently, we compiled our Top 12 Trees to Plant in Utah, and a couple maple varieties made the list because they are so suited for Utah’s planting conditions. There are a million other reasons why we love Maple Trees, one of them being how many types of Maple trees there are!
Did you know that there are over 128 varieties of maple trees all over the world? They come in all different shapes and sizes. Some people grow Japanese Maples as tiny Bonsai trees to keep in their home while other Maple varieties can grow over 100 feet tall. Other popular varieties include Sugar Maples and Sunset Maples. With so many choices, there’s a Maple variety suited to any type of landscape project for your garden.
A large variety of Maple trees are an excellent source of shade. Shade trees are beneficial to you and your garden and yard for multiple reasons. Not only will you have a cool place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, but if you position the tree near your home, it can provide shade to an AC Unit and reduce the cost of running it.
Who doesn’t love the bright reds, oranges, and yellows that fall brings. Some of the best fall colors that attract leaf peepers from near and far, come from Maple trees. They are the true super, stars of autumn. Planting a maple in your yard ensures it will be an autumn wonderland that will provide joy for years to come.
Whatever you call them, whirligigs, helicopters, or twirlies, watching a Maple’s seeds spin around in the air as they float to the ground is fun for all ages.
We don’t need to tell you how important bees are for pollination. In early spring when bee colonies are in need of food, certain varieties of Maple trees, like Red Maples, are a vital source of pollen and nectar for honeybees because of their early blooming.
Make sure to come down and visit our garden center to see how many types of Maple Trees we have and pick one (or a few!) out for your yard. We also offer delivery and planting services to make it even easier for you.