Hedge Maple Characteristics
Hedge Maple have a circular shape that is common among maples. The broad flat leaves have 5 lobes. After flowering, samaras are dropped for propagation. Samaras are winged seed packets that are commonly referred to as "helicopters".
Hedge Maple are hardy trees that are well suited to the Pittsburgh climate. These low maintenance trees do not have life threatening disease or pest issues. Root rot is the most serious issue that occurs in poorly drained soils. Leaf spots, canker, and caterpillars may appear.