Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple

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 Sugar Maple is a long-living native deciduous tree with a dense rounded crown and a good reputation for its fall colors.  Medium green palmated leaves turn yellow-orange in autumn, sometimes with considerable color variations.  Neither flowers or fruit is significant.  Best color in full sun and rich, moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.  Intolerant of pollution and road salt.

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

40' - 80'

Spread: 

30' - 60'

Spacing: 

30'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

 3 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium maintenance.  Water regularly.  Susceptible to verticillium wilt, anthracnose, cankers, leaf spot, and tar spot.  Also susceptible to aphids, borers, and scale.  Leaf scorch may be a problem with drought conditions in full sun.

LANDSCAPE USES: Group Plantings or Specimen Tree, Naturalized AreasWoodland GardensPrivacy Screenand Shade Tree

COMPANION PLANTS: 'Blue Ice' Carex, St. John's Wort, Inland Sea Oats

Image: Jean-Pol GRANDMONTAcer saccharum JPG01CC BY-SA 2.5

 

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