Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum

Black Maple

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Description

The black maple is native to the upper midwest, northeast United States and to southern Canada. It can reach a height of 75 feet and a width of 60 feet. It requires moist well-drained soils, but can tolerate dryer conditions that the straight species (A. saccharum). Tiny yellowish-green flowers appear in spring before the leaves emerge. The tree's winged fruit, or samaras, matures in the fall. Autumn color is highly variable, ranging from yellow or orange to red, but it is always outstanding.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Oval
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Green
Landscape Use
Urban Street, Shade Tree, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Tree
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8