'Caddo' Florida maple

Acer saccharum 'Caddo'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Marcum's Nursery
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'Caddo' Florida maple (Acer saccharum 'Caddo')
AY-sir SAK-har-um
Synonyms:  Acer barbatum var. caddo
Genus:  Acer

The 'Caddo' maple typically reaches a mature height of 30 feet and spread of 25 feet, but may be taller. Its star-shaped leaves turn under slightly at the edges, and turn muted yellow to orange in the fall that can be spectacular. Its crown is oval-shaped, with an upright/erect growth habit. This moderately drought-tolerant maple is a great street or shade tree.

'Caddo' maples, native to southwestern Oklahoma, are well-adapted to heat and drought, and resistant to leaf tatter and scortch common among many maples. The leaves are dark green, leathery, and deeply lobed.

Care:  Provide fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. After plant is established, it grows best in non-irrigated lawns and can tolerate drought conditions in late summer.

Overview

Height
Over 30 ft.
Spread
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Foliage
Uses
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Formal Garden,
Shade
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Trees

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