Black maple (Acer nigrum)
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Latin (scientific) name: Acer nigrum
Common English name: Black maple
Other names: Black sugar maple
French name: Érable noir
Found in Canada in the Great Lakes region in moist floodplains.
Black maple is similar to Sugar maple but is capable of growing in moister conditions.
The generic maple species (Acer spp) is Canada’s official arboreal emblem.
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.