Sugar Maple, Rock Maple, or Hard Maple
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth 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 AprilFruit - 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.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
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.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
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.