The Sugar Maple tree, Acer saccharum is a deciduous tree that reaches 80-100 feet tall at full maturity. This long-living tree can be enjoyed for generations for up to 400 years making it perfect for planting homes for shade. This tree is famous for is brilliant Fall foliage. Colors ranging from yellow to orange to red and the tree tends to change slowly making it all these beautiful colors at once. It indeed is a sight to behold.
It may grow to a mature height of as short as 80' or as tall as 115'. It holds a dominant presence in forests throughout the northern and midwestern United States and Canada. It is recognized as one of the most important trees to the ecosystem in these areas. Hardiness is one of its most substantial assets, as it can survive in frigid temperatures and will even thrive in heavily shaded areas.
Astoundingly, the Sugar Maple tree has the potential to live to be 400 years old.
This particular species of maple is recognized for its distinctive and beautiful leaves that change color throughout the year; they begin as a dark green hue and become less pigmented with time. By Autumn, there will be brilliant displays of shades of yellow, orange, and brown. Above all of its other striking physical characteristics, the dazzling display of colors is the most prominent reason why this is a top pick for landscapes. While its stunning appearance may be enough reason for deciding to implement this tree into a landscape, it also has the added benefit of sap production. Sugar maple sap happens to be a key ingredient in maple syrup.
Grows best in full sun
Hardy Zone 3-8
Growth rate - 1-2 feet per year
Maple tree food and shelter to white-tailed deer, squirrels, moose, and birds.
This plant is shipped bare root during dormancy months November through April! Sugar maple are guaranteed to grow!
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