Mountain maple (Acer spicatum)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Mountain maple (Acer spicatum)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3
Mature Height Mature Height
10 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Partial or Full Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
understory tree; shrubby, upright form; low branching; 10-30’ tall; 15-20’ wide; flowers are borne in erect clusters in June; yellow to orange-red fall color; partial to full shade only; requires cool, acidic, organic, moist, well-drained soils; not adaptive to most landscape use; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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