Get to Know Your Bates Trees
Acer platinoides – ‘Schwedler Maple’
On the Quad outside of Hathorn Hall is a peculiar maple tree (Acer platinoides ‘Schwedleri’). This is an old cultivar of Norway maple, which gave rise to the maroon-leaved “Crimson King” maple. This “Schwedler” maple is displaying both red and green leaves; new leaves emerge red and then turn green as they age.