Black Maple
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Black Maple
Black Maple
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Black Maple

Black Maple

  • One 3-4 ft. tree
    Four 3-4 ft. trees
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The nursery supplier was unable to provide these, so they are not available for Spring 2023. 

Acer nigrum

A native tall tree with a straight central trunk in the forest and a widely spreading branch system in the open. Yellow to orange-red fall foliage.

Black maple, once considered a separate species (Acer nigrum), is now considered a subspecies of sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum). It displays similar characteristics of a dense, rounded crown; dark, furrowed bark, and brilliant fall color. The tree can be tapped to make maple syrup.

Current Sale Size: 3-4 ft. bare root transplant

Growth Rate: Moderate (6-12" / year)

Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture: Dry to Moist

Shade Tolerance: Part Sun to Shade

Mature Height: 60-75 ft., up to 100 ft.

Mature Width: 40-50 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: High

Origin: Native

Uses: Fall Color, Lumber, Reforestation, Shade, food Plant Profile
USDA Plant Profile