Botanical name: Acer glabrum
Light: Partial to heavy shade
Height: 10 – 20 feet (occasionally taller)
Water: medium – especially likes significant springtime moisture, moderately moist throughout summer is best, though it is drought tolerant if in shade.
Soil: well-drained sandy to medium loam soils
- Red bark new growth provides winter interest
- Tall, narrow upright habit
- Greenish flowers, turning into brown ‘keys’ typical of maples