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Acer Saccharum

Botanical Name:

Acer saccharum

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly 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, moist, well-drained soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Trees, Edible, Native Plant, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

More than 100 ft.

Flower

Separate male and female flowers are greenish-yellow drooping panicles on long slender stems in clusters up to 3 inches long. In North Carolina, the flowers are available from April to June.

Fruit

The fruit is U-shaped, paired, papery-winged samara that averages 1 inch in length. Color is green maturing to brown. Available from June to September in North Carolina., Green, Brown

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Sapindales

Family

Sapindaceae

Genus

Acer

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