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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
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Fall Foliage
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Host Plant
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Additional Attributes
Dioecious (fruits only on female plants)
Low Maintenance
Landscape Use
Rain Garden
Attractive Fall Foliage and/or Ornamental Fruit
Red to Purple Fall Foliage
Multi Color Fall Foliage

North American Distribution

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