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Acer spicatum

Mountain Maple

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Mountain Maple is a small, multi-trunked, understory tree that thrives at high elevations. Small, yellowish-green flowers bloom in clusters on...

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Description:

Mountain Maple is a small, multi-trunked, understory tree that thrives at high elevations. Small, yellowish-green flowers bloom in clusters on upright stems in early summer. Its leaves turn shades of yellow, orange, and red in the fall. Use as a specimen tree or in shady areas. Good choice for preventing erosion on steep slopes and stream banks. Mountain Maple may be difficult to find commercially. Tell your local garden center or nursery about your interest in this tree.

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

New Jersey Native: Yes

Deer Resistance: None

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators, Birds

Salt Tolerance: Low to None

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: Ridge & Valley - RV, Piedmont - P, Highland - H

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Organic

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Medium-drained

Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Shade

Light Range: Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Medium-drained

Drought Tolerance: Low

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 10 - 30 ft

Spread: 10 - 30 ft

Growth Rate: Slow-medium