Acer spicatum

Moose Maple, Mountain Maple

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Shrub or small, short trunked tree of bushy appearance. Slow to medium
Mature Height - 10-30’
Mature Width - 10-30’
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Small, perfect, greenish yellow, borne in erect, 3-6” long racemes in June, each flower on a slender stalk about 0.5” long.
Fruit - Samara, wings diverge at an acute or right angle, essentially glabrous at maturity, about 1” long, nut let 0.5” long, apparently apomixes is important in the development of sound seed.
Leaf - Opposite, simple, 3-lobed or sometimes slightly 5-lobed, 2-5” long and wide, dark yellowish green and smooth above, paler beneath and covered with a short grayish down.
Fall Color - Yellow, orange and red in fall.
Bark - Thin, brownish or grayish brown, smooth, eventually becoming slightly furrowed or warty.
Other Features -
Possible Use - Native areas, limited uses elsewhere.
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Zone 3- (high locations in) 7; Transplant balled and burlapped; prefers cool, shady, acid, moist situations similar to where it is found in the wild.
Native Habitat - Labrador to Saskatchewan, south to northern Georgia and Iowa. Introduced 1750.
Diseases and Insects - None serious.
Strength -
Weakness - Not well adapted to civilization

Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Maple.
- Other plants of the family Aceraceae.
- Other plants of the genus Acer.
- Other plants of the species Acer spicatum.