Acer saccharum subsp. floridanum
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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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Also known as Acer barbatum, Acer floridanum
|Size:||To about 25 ft tall.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous. Blooms in spring (inconspicuous). Fruits ripen by fall. Fall color is yellow to salmon.|
|Habitats:||Moist to moderately dry hammocks of north to north-central Florida.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen tree. Understory tree in mesic woods and on slopes. Similar to sugar maple, but much smaller.|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
Birds, bats and small mammals use as habitat.
Seeds predominatly eaten by squirrels and other rodents.
Attracts bees but may also be self-fertile.