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PlantFiles: Chalk Maple, Whitebark Maple
Acer leucoderme

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: leucoderme (loo-koh-DER-mee) (Info)

Synonym:Acer nigrum var. leucoderme
Synonym:Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme
Synonym:Acer saccharum var. leucoderme
Synonym:Saccharodendron leucoderme

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Category:
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By grafting
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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By Decumbent
Thumbnail #1 of Acer leucoderme by Decumbent

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive frostweed On Aug 31, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Acer leucoderme is Native to Texas and other States.

Positive Terry On Aug 30, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very similar to Acer barbaum (Southern Sugar Maple), but the leaves are smaller and have a velvety, glaucuous underside. Good fall color, and hardier (to zone 5, according to many sources.)

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ohatchee, Alabama
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Atlanta, Georgia
Canton, North Carolina



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