Acer barbatum Michx.
Southern sugar maple, Florida maple, Caddo maple, Rock maple
Aceraceae (Maple Family)
A small, spreading tree,
Florida maple or Southern sugar maple is smaller in all parts but otherwise similar to A. saccharum
, the sugar maple of the northeastern U.S. Its fall color is usually yellow and not as vibrant as the northern form. It grows 20-25 ft. tall.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Arrangement: Opposite Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Margin:
Lobed Size Notes:
Medium sized tree
to 60 feet, elliptical crown. Leaf:
Green above, paler and fuzzy below. Autumn Foliage:
Small flowers hang from a long (1 to 2 inches) stalk in clusters of a few flowers.
3/4 inch long, mature in mid-summer. Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr
AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , LA , MS , MO , NC , SC , TN , TX , VA Native Distribution:
Piedmont & Coastal Plain areas of VA to FL, w. to OK & TX Native Habitat:
Stream, river banks USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Rich, moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Southern sugar maple is resistant to wind and ice.