From the Chicagoland Grows® Collection, we bring you a large, deciduous shade tree with a uniform, upright-oval habit and a strong central leader. Branch structure and general strength of the plant have proven to be superior to that of silver maple. No seed is produced. Easily transplanted B & B or from containers as a small tree. With the exception of extremely dry locations, adapts well to most site conditions in full sun or light shade. Drought and alkaline soil tolerance are superior to red maple. Has shown excellent resistance to frost cracking in field evaluations. Marmo is excellent in parkway plantings or as a large specimen tree, where an upright habit and reduced crown spread are desired. Site adaptability and rapid establishment make this selection an excellent candidate for residential and commercial landscapes, especially in the urban environment.
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Selected from several specimens, planted in the 1920's near Lake Marmo on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois.
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Mobile, Alabama 36640