Mountain Maple Tree

Mountain Maple - Acer spicatum

 
 

 Mountain Maple, also known as Acer spicatum is a beautiful special of a maple tree that is very popular as an ornamental, especially in wooded or high rural environments. It is native to the Northeastern region of North America and is specifically indigenous to the stretch of mountain terrain from Saskatchewan to Newfoundland. It has been introduced to other areas such as the upper Rocky Mountains, Oregon, and It is also found in moderation in the higher elevations of the appellation mountains stretching to northern Georgia. It has a slender trunk and thin branches. This makes it ideal for ornamental use as it can be incorporated into a treescape easily. The leaves are typical of the Maple variety, measuring about 4 inches long and very broad. When the leaves turn, they can range from brilliant yellow to rich burnished to deep oxblood red. The bark is thin with a dull grey-brown color that makes it ideal for a rustic setting. As the tree matures, the bark becomes more coarse and darker. The tree’s fruit is a reddish paired samara about 2 inches long. The tree matures from late summer to early autumn depending on the region. For the most part, the Mountain Maple prefers rich well-drained soils on gentle sloping rocky hillsides. Moist wooded areas are an accessible location for this tree, so when used in landscaping make sure that the area is well-drained but also watered regularly. One of the advantages of having a mountain maple, or any maple as part of your landscaping is that you can take advantage of the sap which free flows during certain times of the year. The sap can be boiled down to make your fresh maple syrup. The bark can also be used as a natural stress reliever. No special consideration is needed when caring for the Mountain Maple. Essential pruning may be desires to maintain a height or shape, but this is a plant and forget tree.

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The maple, also known as the Acer Spicatum is grown in northeastern North America and in the Georgia area as well. Other common names used to describe this particular tree is moose maple, moose wood and water maple. This tree is commonly used for production of maple syrup. When making syrup you simply drill a hole in the trunk of the Moutain Maple and hammer a nail just above the hole so you can hang a bucket for the sap to drip into. Once the bucket is full you can start the boiling process. Other uses of the Mountain Maple come from natures pets. Animals that feed of this tree are white-tailed deer, moose, snow shoe hair and beavers.

This large shrub/tree gives any individual a great chance to practice the production of maple syrup and also serves as a beautiful new shrub to your garden. Although the trees are found in the woods or on the mountain side, they are easily able to be replanted in your yard or garden. In the fall this tree adds beauty to any area when the leaves start changing from green, to yellow and to the final stage of red.

 

This is great tree to have in any yard. This tree creates a large area of shade that can keep the summer heat from pounding on you. This plant is fairly small when compared to most hard wood trees and only grows 20-30 ft tall full height. This plant loves cool moist areas and can survive shade from larger trees. This plant looks amazing in fall and provides a beautiful arrangement of color in the fall months. This plant will also attract wild animals like birds and squirrels.

 

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Mountain Maple - Acer spicatum

 
 

 Mountain Maple, also known as Acer spicatum is a beautiful special of a maple tree that is very popular as an ornamental, especially in wooded or high rural environments. It is native to the Northeastern region of North America and is specifically indigenous to the stretch of mountain terrain from Saskatchewan to Newfoundland. It has been introduced to other areas such as the upper Rocky Mountains, Oregon, and It is also found in moderation in the higher elevations of the appellation mountains stretching to northern Georgia. It has a slender trunk and thin branches. This makes it ideal for ornamental use as it can be incorporated into a treescape easily. The leaves are typical of the Maple variety, measuring about 4 inches long and very broad. When the leaves turn, they can range from brilliant yellow to rich burnished to deep oxblood red. The bark is thin with a dull grey-brown color that makes it ideal for a rustic setting. As the tree matures, the bark becomes more coarse and darker. The tree’s fruit is a reddish paired samara about 2 inches long. The tree matures from late summer to early autumn depending on the region. For the most part, the Mountain Maple prefers rich well-drained soils on gentle sloping rocky hillsides. Moist wooded areas are an accessible location for this tree, so when used in landscaping make sure that the area is well-drained but also watered regularly. One of the advantages of having a mountain maple, or any maple as part of your landscaping is that you can take advantage of the sap which free flows during certain times of the year. The sap can be boiled down to make your fresh maple syrup. The bark can also be used as a natural stress reliever. No special consideration is needed when caring for the Mountain Maple. Essential pruning may be desires to maintain a height or shape, but this is a plant and forget tree.

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The maple, also known as the Acer Spicatum is grown in northeastern North America and in the Georgia area as well. Other common names used to describe this particular tree is moose maple, moose wood and water maple. This tree is commonly used for production of maple syrup. When making syrup you simply drill a hole in the trunk of the Moutain Maple and hammer a nail just above the hole so you can hang a bucket for the sap to drip into. Once the bucket is full you can start the boiling process. Other uses of the Mountain Maple come from natures pets. Animals that feed of this tree are white-tailed deer, moose, snow shoe hair and beavers.

This large shrub/tree gives any individual a great chance to practice the production of maple syrup and also serves as a beautiful new shrub to your garden. Although the trees are found in the woods or on the mountain side, they are easily able to be replanted in your yard or garden. In the fall this tree adds beauty to any area when the leaves start changing from green, to yellow and to the final stage of red.

 

This is great tree to have in any yard. This tree creates a large area of shade that can keep the summer heat from pounding on you. This plant is fairly small when compared to most hard wood trees and only grows 20-30 ft tall full height. This plant loves cool moist areas and can survive shade from larger trees. This plant looks amazing in fall and provides a beautiful arrangement of color in the fall months. This plant will also attract wild animals like birds and squirrels.

 

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Depth: 100.00
Min Purchase Qty: 25 units
Description: Latin Name- Acer Spicatum Hardy Planting Zone- 4-8 Mature Height- 10-25 Width- 15-30 Sun or Shade- Partial Shade