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Acer aconitifolium/Southern Sugar Maple

Acer aconitifolium / Acer aconitifolium
Autumn foliage
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Autumn foliage

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Scientific Name: Acer aconitifolium
Common Name: Southern Sugar Maple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: Grown for its colorful foliage. Many of the Japanese maples are relatively short lived in the Lower South. It seems that they have a root rot problem once they obtain a mature size and become around fifteen to twenty years old. Apparently the problem is associated with poorly drained soils. However, they well worth planting because of their outstanding features throughout the year.