Acer nigrum - Black Maple

Black Maple

Acer nigrum

Also called Black Sugar Maple

  • A subspecies of Sugar maple, better adapted to hot, dry conditions
  • Leaves have a rougher texture than the sugar maple, with its lobes typically drooping downward
  • Light green summer foliage turns bright yellow in the fall, at times orange to red

ZONE:
4

HEIGHT:
15-17 m

SPREAD:
7-8 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Black maples can tolerate dense shade, but do best in full sun and a moist, fertile, slightly acidic soil. Mature trees have some tolerance to drought.

Additional Notes about Black Maple:


Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
HABIT:
Oval
Upright
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Yellow
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen
Naturalizing

THESE PLANTS ARE

suitable subtitutions for Acer nigrum