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‘Caddo’ Florida maple

Acer saccharum 'Caddo'

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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.

CareProvide 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.

  • Genus : Acer
  • Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
  • Plant Height : 30 feet or more
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Uses : Shade
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Trees
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