Family: Aceraceae

Scientific Name: Acer spicatum

Common Name: Mountain Maple


Mountain Maple (Acer spicatum) A smaller growing native Maple tree. Growing as a small understory tree or tall shrub.

Plant TypeTrees Deciduous, Site author's observations
Hardiness Zone2-7
Sunlightsun to partial shade
Moisturecool, moist soil
Flowerssmall greenish yellow flowers in the spring
Leavessimple, opposite, 3-5 lobes, green changing to yellow orange to red in the fall.
DimensionsA short bushy plant reaching 10-30 feet tall by 10-20 foot spread
Misc FactsAKA: dwarf maple, moose maple, white maple
Author's NotesThe first time I saw this Maple in the wild was along the shore of Lake Superior (USA). Growing at the edge of the sand beach.
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