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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Acer saccharum Marshall
sugar maple
ACSA3

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 20
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 100.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath Yes
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Green   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 3.7
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.9
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 300
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 700
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 22
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 40
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 80   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -47
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 6540
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product High   Post Product No
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product Yes   Pulpwood Product Yes
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 12/12/2018 11:15 PM CST