Black Maple

Black Maple leafBlack Maple (Acer nigrum)

Tree on lawn, south side of Fernald Hall, near Sebec Road

Map and directions

  • Native range includes New England through parts of Minnesota; Maine is toward the upper extreme; spectacular fall color.
  • Also called black sugar maple as some authorities consider this a subspecies of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) rather than a separate species.
  • More tolerant of drought and short-term flooding than sugar maples.
  • Black maple sold as lumber, and sap used in maple syrup; hardwood.