Sugar Maple Tree

Sugar Maple Tree

Sugar Maple Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Acer saccharum
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Slow
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; prefers evenly moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Conical to round crown; dense foliage
Height:   50 to 75'
Weight:   30 to 45'
Leaf:   3 to 6" opposite, simple leaf with 3 to 5 lobes; excellent fall color - yellow, orange and red tones
Flower/Fruit:   Small greenish yellow flowers in early spring
Comments:    Does not do well in a restricted root zone situation; tolerates shade better than most maples; leaf scorch may develop with drought; moderate pollution tolerance
Habit:   Deciduous
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