Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme (Small) Desmarais

Chalk Maple, Southern Sugar Maple, Kalkahorn

Family: Sapindaceae

Genus: Acer

Parent: Acer saccharum

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: To 25' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Rounded crown. 3 to 5 loves on the leaves, lobes triangular, wavy margins, green above, yellow-grey below, downy underneath - ID characteristic. Yellow autumn color. Light colored bark gives the tree its common name - chalk. Well-drained soil.


Native from Florida to Virginia.

Published in Brittonia 7: 384 in 1952.

"Leucodermis" = having white skin referring to the chalk colored bark.

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