Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
20-30 ft. H x 15-25 ft. W
Without petals, male and female flowers are separate
Bloom Time Notes:
Opposite, deciduous, 4-8 inches long, 2-3 inches wide, 3-5 pointed lobes; yellow-green and pubescent underneath
Brown-winged samaras better known as "helicopters"
Pollen for insects and birds and small mammals eat the seeds
Moist ravines and upland woods; moist well-drained hardwood forests.
Sun or Shade:
Sun to shade; moist to moderately dry well-drained soil; shallowly rooted; acid to slightly alkaline soil. Easy to recognize in winter because many leaves remain on the tree.
Other Common Names: Whitebark maple
Other Scientific Names: Acer saccharum, Saccharodendron leucoderme