Sugar Maple

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brown and yellow sugar maple leaves near body of water during daytime

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.

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

Quick Growing Guide

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Botanical Name: Acer saccharum

En français: Érable à sucre

Sun / Shade:

Water: Low to moderate need for water.


Hardiness Zones:

Its natural habitat: Rich woods, rocky hillsides..

A large Sugar Maple with leaves which are radiant orange and red fall colour.

Caring for Sugar Maple

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.

Companion plant suggestions include American Beech, White Pine, Eastern Hemlock.

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