Maple (genus Acer) is a genus of trees or shrubs. There are approximately 129 species, most of which are native to Asia, with a number also appearing in Europe, northern Africa, and North America.[1]


Garrick Ollivander often found that those chosen by maple wands are by nature travellers and explorers; they are not stay-at-home wands, and prefer ambition in their witch or wizard, otherwise their magic grows heavy and lacklustre. Fresh challenges and regular changes of scene cause this wand to literally shine, burnishing itself as it grows, with its partner, in ability and status.[2]

This is a beautiful and desirable wood, and wand quality maple has been among the most costly for centuries. Possession of a maple wand has long been a mark of status, because of its reputation as the wand of high achievers.[2]

Known wands

Behind the scenes

  • The player can get a Maple wand in Hogwarts Mystery.


The word Acer is derived from a Latin word meaning "sharp" (compare "acerbic"), referring to the characteristic points on maple leaves.


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