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Acer nigrum

Also called Black Sugar Maple


 Suitable Substitutions for Acer nigrum

Acer saccharum

Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple

 
Acer nigrum - Black Maple

Acer nigrum - Black Maple

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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

4

Height:

15-17 m

Spread:

7-8 m
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Upright
Oval

Foliage Color

Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen