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Acer spicatum

mountain maple

The mountain maple is a small tree with broad leaves that turn yellow-to-read in the fall. One of the maples that can be tapped to make maple syrup, this tree is better off sited in a shady spot.

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Height: 12-25 ft
Spread: 7-10 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: Green

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Fall Foliage
Attracts Wildlife
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Host Plant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Dioecious (fruits only on female plants)


North American Distribution


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mountain maple - Acer spicatum from Native Plant Trust
Photo by Frank Bramley (c) Native Plant Trust