Moose Maple, Mountain Maple
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Shrub or small, short trunked tree of bushy appearance. Slow to mediumMature 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 civilizationPlants of this taxon:
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.