A sugar is obtained from the sap. The sap can be used as a drink or boiled down to make maple syrup
Acer spicatum is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone 2. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.