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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Apr 19, 2015 12:08 AM CST
I was in a neighborhood with maple trees and there were pure white seedlings all over! What kind of maple has such abundant albino seedlings?
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Apr 19, 2015 12:13 PM CST
I was not able to find info on Albino Maples, but found this on Project Noah site

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/6047276
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 19, 2015 12:41 PM CST
There are herbicides that will cause new growth to be colorless. Could the area have been treated?
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Apr 19, 2015 2:05 PM CST
Moonhowl said:I was not able to find info on Albino Maples, but found this on Project Noah site

]http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/6047276


That's my spotting Green Grin!
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Apr 19, 2015 2:06 PM CST
porkpal said:There are herbicides that will cause new growth to be colorless. Could the area have been treated?


Nope, definetly albinos. Some plant cultivars are known for this high occurance but I can't find it on maples.
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Jul 2, 2015 1:14 PM CST
I grew some green seedlings and they definetly are Maple, just not sure exact species, my guess either Norway, Red, or Sugar. The light leaves are young they green up not albino.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 6, 2015 11:55 AM CST
I gather that these are seedlings that started out green. Do the albinos survive long enough to achieve any size, any maple-shaped leaves?
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Jul 6, 2015 2:53 PM CST
porkpal said:I gather that these are seedlings that started out green. Do the albinos survive long enough to achieve any size, any maple-shaped leaves?


No albino seedling lived. But these green seedlings are from the same Tree.

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