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Acer nigrum

Also called Black 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

 Suitable Substitutions for Acer nigrum

Acer saccharum

Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple