Acer spicatum

Mountain Maple

Categories: Trees

A sugar is obtained from the sap. The sap can be used as a drink or boiled down to make maple syrup


More About Acer spicatum

  • native to northeast
  • nice understory tree--shade tolerant

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.


Height:

25-35 ft

Spread:

10-15 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Acer spicatum Characteristics

Attributes

  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Native to Northeast
  • Mass Plant
  • Interesting Bark

Exposure

  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Fall Color

  • Yellow

Flower Color

  • Yellow
  • inconspicuous

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Irregular