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Acer saccharum 'Bonfire'

General Notes

Outstanding fall color.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 feet.

Width: 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 100 to 175 years.

Leaves Lobed, Medium Green, Red, Deciduous.

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

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

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 or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer saccharum 'Bonfire' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Nov 12, 2018.
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