Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple, Rock Maple, or Hard Maple

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium 12-24" per year.
Mature Height - 60-75', potential 100-200'
Mature Width - 20-28'
Longevity - Medium, 75-150 years.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Perfect, 5 sepals .20-.25" wide, greenish yellow before leaves in April
Fruit - Samara 1-1.75 long, maturing September-October.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Brilliant yellow,burnt orange limited to red tones.
Bark - Young is smooth gray-brown, older deep furrowed with long irregular ridges.
Other Features - The Sugar Maple is an outstanding native tree, unexcelled for fall color.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant balled and burlapped, prefers well drained moderately moist fertile soil. Can be grown from seed.
Native Habitat - Zones 4-8, eastern Canada to Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.
Diseases and Insects - Leaf Scorch can be a serious problem caused by excessive drought. Verticillium Wilt.
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Maple.
- Other plants of the family Aceraceae.
- Other plants of the genus Acer.
- Other plants of the species Acer saccharum.