A large Sugar Maple with leaves which are radiant orange and red fall colour.
Sugar Maple
The Sugar Maple can live for more than 200 years. Its colours peak in the fall, when the leaves turn bright yellow, orange and red. Other names: Hard Maple, Rock Maple, Érable franc, Érable franche
Botanical Name: Acer saccharum
Nom Français: Érable à sucre

Features

Bloom colour: Green
Blooms:
Pollinators: Birds
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Tree
Height: Over 35 feet (10 meters)
It grows well in hardiness zones: 3 to 8

Planting

Rich woods, rocky hillsides.
Water requirement: Low to moderate need for water.
Likes organic, moist, slightly acidic soil but also tolerates poorer soils. Low to moderate pollution tolerance.

Care

Flowers appear at same time as leaves. Moderate to fast growing. Shade tolerant but needs full sun for good development. Wide-spreading roots. Do not plant where road salt, pollution and soil compaction are problematic.
Large tree. Five-lobed leaves are found on the Canadian flag.

Pruning

Spread: Branches leading to a narrow, round-topped crown.

Considerations

The sugar maple is the national tree of Canada. Sap is extracted to produce maple syrup.
Edible

Styling and Use

American Beech, White Pine, Eastern Hemlock.

Other

History

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