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Acer spicatumAcer spicatum

mountain maple

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 20-35'
Spread: 20-35'
Flowers: May-Jun.; yellow green
Fruit: Jul.-Sept.; red or yellow; winged
Fall color: orange to red

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 5.5-7
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

upland mesic, cool rich woods, moist rocky slopes and flats, along small streams

Native to

Region: Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

short-lived, strong acid preference



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1973.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004