Acer saccharum subsp. floridanum
Synonyms: Acer barbatum, Acer floridanum
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 25-50 (85) ft Width: 10-45 ft
Flower Color: green,NA
Fruit Color: brown
Noted for: Fall color
Recommended Uses: Specimen or shade tree. Understory tree in mesic woods and on slopes.
Propagation: Seed. Warm moist stratification followed by some cold is said to improve germination.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Seed
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Adaptable
Birds, bats and small mammals use as habitat and some species eat the seeds. Attracts native bees and other pollinators.
Native Habitats: Moist to moderately dry hammocks of north to north-central Florida.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: