Southern Sugar Maple – Louisiana Super Plant Fall 2011

Regina P. Bracy  |  8/24/2011 8:02:59 PM

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Southern Sugar Maple

The Southern sugar maple is a great deciduous tree for Louisiana landscapes. This shade tree goes by the scientific name of Acer barbatum or Acer saccharum var. floridanum.

This native tree has a moderate to fast growth rate. Plants reach a height of 20-40 feet after 20 years. Southern sugar maple is a medium-spreading tree that provides reliable fall color, even in south Louisiana. The trees appear to "fire-up" as the leaves turn yellow-orange to scarlet in the fall.

This maple is an under-used native tree. For beautiful fall color, plant this Louisiana Super Plant in your landscape.

Growing Information:

  • Deciduous native tree
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Grows 30-40’ tall by 20-25’ wide
  • Space 15’ apart
  • Fall and winter are best times for planting
  • Adaptable to varied soil conditions

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Southern Sugar Maple
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