Acer nigrum Michx. f.
Aceraceae (Maple Family)
A tree 75-120 ft. tall with a straight central trunk in the forest and a widely spreading branch system in the open. Very similar in all characteristics to sugar maple. Yellow to orange-red fall foliage.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Arrangement: Opposite Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Venation: Palmate Leaf Pubescence:
Tomentose Leaf Margin:
Lobed Size Notes:
Medium to tall tree,
up to 100ft. Leaf:
Green Autumn Foliage:
Flowers small Fruit:
Green, Brown Two-winged horseshoe-shaped samaras about 1in long, appearing in clusters. Size Class:
More than 100 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Flowers appear with the leaves.
AL , AR , CT , DE , GA , IL , IN , IA , KS , KY , MD , MA , MI , MN , MO , NH , NJ , NY , NC , OH , PA , SD , TN , VT , VA , WV , WI , DC Canada: NS
, QC Native Distribution:
NH to s. Ont., MI & s.e. MN, s. to n.e. NJ, PA, MO & extreme n. AR; also NC & TN mts. Native Habitat:
Bottomlands; drier, calcareous sites; woods USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Dry to moist, often calcareous soils.
Last Update: 2007-01-01