Black maple, acer nigrum, host to 297 species of lepidoptera, is closely related to sugar maple and similar in almost every way, though its leaves are 3-lobed, where sugar maple's are 5. Growing to 100 feet tall, it prefers full to part shade and dry to moist conditions. It also tolerates walnuts. While not showy, flowers appear with the leaves in April-May and are loved by pollinators.

Black Maple, Acer nigrum



    1655 N County Road 605, Sunbury, OH 43074

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