Florida maple
Acer saccharum subsp. floridanum
Aceraceae


Landscape Uses:

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Widely cultivated.
Description:
Height:
Typically 25-50 feet in height with a 25-45 feet spread; to 83 feet in Florida. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Polk County, where collected once by H.H. Hume in 1936 (s.n. FLAS).
Habitats:
Soils:
Nutritional Requirements:
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Light Requirements:
Light shade to shade.
Flower Color:
Flower Characteristics:
Flowering Season:
Fruit:
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides significant food and cover for birds and other wildlife. Attracts pollinators.
Horticultural Notes:
Comments:
We are currently adding data for this species for central and northern Florida. If you would like to contribute information or images, please contact George Gann via the IRC staff page.


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton