Aceraceae (Maple Family)
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.
, 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
mts. Native Habitat:
Bottomlands; drier, calcareous sites; woods
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Dry to moist, often calcareous soils.