Description + Attributes:
The sugar maple is one of America’s best-loved trees. In fact, more states have claimed it as their state tree than any other single species—for New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Vermont, the Maple Tree stands alone.
While commercially planted for its delicious syrup and value as lumber, this maple tree makes a great addition to any yard or park. And one of its most prominent features is amazing fall color. As the seasons change, the leaves turn vibrant shades of yellow, burnt orange and red.
- Puts on a show in the fall, with leaves turning yellow, burnt orange and red.
- Develops a dense crown, offering great shade.
- Features 3–5" medium to dark green leaves with 5 (rarely 3) distinct lobes that are slightly coarsely toothed.
- Produces small, greenish-yellow flowers in groups that curve downward on long, delicate stems, blooming in April and May.
- Yields pairs of winged seeds about 1–1½" long that mature in September or October. Seeds are produced annually, with particularly heavy crops every 2–5 years.
- Grows in a round or oval shape.
- Should not be planted in confined spaces or areas where salt is a problem.
Height 60’-75’ & Width 40’-50’
Commonly browsed on by deer. Seeds provide food source for squirrels.
Full Sun/Partial Shade
Deep, Well-drained, moist soils.
Moderate Drought Tolerance