Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum

  • Upright growing, with a dense rounded crown
  • Insignificant flowers appear just before the leaves
  • Fruit (samaras in pairs) ripen early fall
  • Lush, green foliage through the summer
  • Leaves turn yellow to brilliant orange or red in the fall
  • A beautiful shade tree with striking fall colour
  • Bloom Time: Spring

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Red

HEIGHT:
25-30 m

SPREAD:
15-18 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


An excellent specimen for a lawn or park setting with a wide variation in fall colours. Avoid planting in areas where soil compaction, road salt and pollution are a factor.

Additional Notes about Sugar Maple:


Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Sugar maple gets its name from the sweet sap it produces, which is used to make maple syrup. Other maples can be used as well, but their sap is not nearly as sweet. It takes about 40 litres of sap to make 1 litre of maple syrup! The shape of the leaf is well known – it’s found on the Canadian flag and is the national tree of Canada.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
Medium
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
FLOWERING TIME:
Spring
HABIT:
Oval
Rounded
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
Red
Orange
Yellow
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen
Naturalizing