Acer saccharum

Species

  • Sugar maple
  • Black maple
  • Acer nigrum
  • Acer skutchii
  • Mexican sugar maple
  • Acer saccharum subsp. ozarkense
  • Cloud forest sugar maple
  • Acer saccharum var. rugellii
  • Acer saccharum subsp. schneckii

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Acer saccharum, otherwise known as sugar maple, is a trees, trees plant species native to Alabama.

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Appearance

Bloom color
yellowGreen
chartreuse
cornsilk
orange
yellowGreen
chartreuse
silver
gray
Foliage
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color
Provides winter interest
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color
Deciduous

Space

Dimensions

Acer saccharum can grow up to 12m tall
12
Spacing
9
12
6
9
9
12

Sun

Optimal
Full
Partial
Full
Partial
Full
Partial

Water

Optimal
Mesic
Mesic
Mesic

Soil

Soil PH Requirements
6.1
7.5
5.6
7.5
6.1
7.5
7.9
8.5

Time

Bloom
Mid Spring
Mid Spring
Mid Spring
Bloom Time
Non-patented
Non-patented
Non-patented
Non-patented

Reproduction

Seed Collecting
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Patent information
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By grafting
By budding
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall