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SOUTHERN SUGAR MAPLE
Acer saccharum subsp. floridanum
Photo Locations: LSU Hilltop Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA
OK near deck or patio. Leaves tend to be smaller than the species with a white pubescens underneath. Leaf petials are also shorter than the species and can also be pubescent.
Native to Eastern North America.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Additional Common Names
CADDO FLORIDA MAPLE, FLORIDA MAPLE, SOUTHERN SUGAR MAPLE
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 25 - 50 feet.
Width: 25 - 45 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmate, Green, Gold or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Green Winged Seed, Inconspicuous, fruiting in Summer.
Bark Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 10 and 14 - 20.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Scales, Borers, Aphids and Gall Mites, Armillaria and Wilt.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Buffer Strip, Shade Tree or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer saccharum subsp. floridanum Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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