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Acer nigrum

Black Maple (Black Sugar Maple)

Very similar to Acer saccharum with an upright, oval form. The differences being the leaves have a rougher texture, are wider and drooping, have a longer leaf stalk and a waxy coating on more mature twigs.

  • »  A subspecies of Sugar maple, better adapted to hot, dry conditions
  • »  Leaves have a rougher texture than the sugar maple, with its lobes typically drooping downward
  • »  Light green summer foliage turns bright yellow in the fall, at times orange to red

1gal
$26.25
5gal Low Inventory
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  • Category:Trees
  • Hardiness Zone:4
  • Height:15-17 m
  • Spread:7-8 m
Exposure
Full Sun
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Deciduous
Fall Color
Habit
Oval
Upright
Foliage Color
Green
Yellow
Landscape uses
Naturalizing
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Acer nigrum

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer nigrum

Black maples can tolerate dense shade, but do best in full sun and a moist, fertile, slightly acidic soil. Mature trees have some tolerance to drought.