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Whitebarked Maple Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Acer leucoderme
Description

Chalk maple is a small "version" of a sugar maple tree with an oval to rounded crown.  Plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil.

 

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#red#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#shade tree#full sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#orange#orange leaves#deep shade#native tree#shade tolerant#crimson#tree#maple#red leaves#yellow leaves#NC native#multistemmed#pest resistant#crimson leaves#dappled sunlight#native garden#Braham Arboretum
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    saccharum subsp. leucoderme
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Shade trees, bonsai, maple syrup.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Native (USA)
    Distribution:
    Southeast; TX to NC and south
    Wildlife Value:
    Early spring source of nectar for bees
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Shade
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    pests, drought, and heat
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Oval
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Raceme
    Umbel
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    Regular & pentamerous
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple leaves; brilliant yellow-orange to cardinal crimson fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    White
    Bark Description:
    pale gray to chalky white bark on upper part of trunk
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heat
    Insect Pests