Also called Black Sugar Maple
Suitable Substitutions for Acer nigrum
More About Acer nigrum
- A selection of black maple with an upright oval form
- Very similar to the sugar maple, but 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
Native to Ontario and parts of North America.
Black Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips
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.
Acer nigrum Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average