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Mountain Maple Acer spicatum

Phonetic Spelling
AY-ser spih-KAY-tum
Description

Not well-adapted to cultivation; short-trunked; bushy habit; yellow, orange to red fall foliage

 

Growth Rate: Slow to moderate

Form: Short trunk; bushy habit

Exposure: Sun to partial shade; prefers cool, shady, moist soil

Cultivars:
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Cultivars:
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#native#deciduous#fall color#full sun#partial shade#tree#maple#trees
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    spicatum
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    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
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Small, greenish yellow flowers in early summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2 to 5 in. opposite, simple, leaves with 3 to 5 lobes; yellow, orange to red fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No