There are over 150 varieties of Japanese Maple, several of which are represented on the Wheaton campus.

  • COMMON NAME: Japanese Maple
  • LATIN NAME: Acer palmatum
  • FAMILY: Aceraceae
  • LOCATION: The courtyard between Park Hall, Larcom and Chapin
Acer palmatum growing outside Chapin dorm. There are over 150 varieties of Japanese Maple, several of which are represented on the Wheaton campus.Japanese Maple turns a stunning deep red in the fall.
Botanists refer to the winged fruits of maples as samaras.The leaves of Acer palmatum have a distinct shape and wonderful color.
The lichen covered bark of Acer palmatum.

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