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Acer saccharum 'Temple's Upright'

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Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and National Arboretum - Washington, D.C.

General Notes

Narrow, columnar form.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a High Canopy.

Columnar Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 - 65 feet.

Width: 6 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, Red, Gold or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Gray, Furrowed, Ridged or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 10 and 14 - 20.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Scales, Anthracnose, Oak Root Rot, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Bees.

Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer saccharum 'Temple's Upright' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-saccharum-temples-upright >

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