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Greencolumn Black Maple
Catalogue A# 2000-119 PL8
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 9" W

Acer nigrum

Family: Aceraceae

Origin: Quebec,New England to Kentucky to South Dakota

Common name: Greencolumn Black Maple

Location: Highway side of canal south of Austrian Pines

Number in  accession: 1

Note: Planted by Chris Berry,summer employee 08/17/2000

​This 22 inch Maple provides overall benefits of: $143 every year.

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: North America
        Landscape Uses: Parkway/street, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 60-75 feet
Mature Width: 40-50 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily), Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
        Soil Preference: Acid soil, Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Prefers
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Intolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Moderately Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Planting Considerations: Commonly planted
        Ornamental Interest: Fall color
        Season of Interest: Early spring, Early fall, Mid fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Oval, Round, Upright
        Growth Rate: Moderate
        Transplants Well: Moderate
        Wildlife: Insect pollinator

CRITIQUE

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: dense, rounded crown; dark, furrowed bark; and brilliant fall color. It is a commonly planted tree in this region.   This plant has some cultivated varieties.

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