Acer Saccharinum

Botanical Name:

Acer saccharinum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Rich, wet to moist, slightly acid soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Plant Type

Native Plant, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

72-100 ft.

Flower

Insignificant, greenish-yellow to red flowers in early spring. Regular, pentamerous in racemes, corymbs or umbels. In North Carolina, flowers are available from February to April.

Fruit

Samara, not ornamentally important. Wings spreading at an 80 to 90 degree angle. In North Carolina, the samaras are available from April to July., Green, Brown

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Warning

Will cause sidewalks to buckle and drain tiles to clog. Should be considered in areas of poor soils where few other species will survive.

Taxonomy

Order

Sapindales

Family

Sapindaceae

Genus

Acer


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