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Cultural Details for Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme

Common Name:
Chalk Maple, White-bark Maple

Growth Rate:
Oval to rounded crown; multistemmed

Average Mature Height:
25 to 30’ tall

Average Mature Width:
25 to 30’ tall

Flower Details:

Fruit Details:
Reddish-brown samara

Fall Color:
Brilliant yellow to orange to deep red

Bark Details:
Pale gray to chalky white bark on upper part of trunk

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None significant

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
Native; pale gray to chalky white bark on upper part of trunk; a small "version " of sugar maple; pest free; excellent heat tolerance

Culture and Care:
Sun to shade; moist, well drained soil; drought tolerant

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.