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Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple

Slow-growing and recommended for large, spacious areas. Well-known for the maple syrup produced from its sap and lumber qualities. Its growth habit is generally rounded with dark green foliage turning shades of yellow, orange, and red in the fall.

  • »  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

1gal
$21.75
  • Category:Trees
  • Hardiness Zone:3
  • Height:25-30 m
  • Spread:15-18 m
  • Bloom Color: Red
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Well-drained
Growth Rate
Medium
Slow
Attributes
Native to Ontario
Deciduous
Fall Color
Flowering Time
Spring
Habit
Oval
Rounded
Foliage Color
Green
Orange
Red
Yellow
Landscape uses
Naturalizing
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Acer saccharum

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.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer saccharum

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.