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Acer saccharum

Fall Colour

Fall Colour

More About 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

Interesting Notes:

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.

Zone:

3

Height:

25-30 m

Spread:

15-18 m

Colour:

Red
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Sugar Maple 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.


Acer saccharum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Oval

Foliage Color

Yellow
Orange
Red
Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Acer saccharum

Acer nigrum

Acer nigrum

Black Maple

Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain' (PP2339)

Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain' (PP2339)

Green Mountain Sugar Maple